DAVIS54 said on
A legal marriage separation can be as simple as a verbal agreement (or statement, if a spouse does not agree) that the couple will no longer live as husband and wife. The legal term is “conjugal relationship,” and that covers same-sex couples as well. Many couples determine that a separation agreement will protect both their interests as well as the interests of any children descended from the union. A separation agreement is a legal document that describes the conditions for separation, including who will live in the house, if there is one, and how child support/spousal support, custody and visitation will function.