Possible reconciliation - the parties are in marriage
counseling, and need the time to try to work things
out, but want to resolve the other issues now.
Religious reasons - the parties have religious beliefs
which prohibit divorce and face possible adverse
ramifications and/or excommunication from the church.
Health - one or both of the parties have significant
health issues which may not be covered by the existing
health care coverage once the divorce is finalized.
Liability - if the parties have any community obligations
or other liability, the legal separation may limit
the amount of liability one party may have for the
obligations of the other party. There are specific
requirements about how to stop the liability, and
you should consult an attorney regarding this if
you have concerns.