Judicial Separation or Divorce?
There are a number of key differences between judicial separation and divorce.
Arguably the most significant difference is that pension sharing orders cannot be made within judicial separation proceedings. This is a very serious drawback, given that pensions can often be the most valuable asset in a case.
The other major difference is an obvious one: unlike with a divorce, where the parties are then free to remarry, this is not the case with a judicial separation: as above, the marriage itself will continue.