You've probably heard about people being separated and understood that they were no longer seeing each other; however, being legally separated is not the same thing as being divorced in Colorado. In a legal separation, both people are still married. In a divorce, the marriage officially ends.
During a legal separation, you and your spouse will no longer live together. The court will still decide on spousal support, child support and other financial needs. Child custody, visitation and property division is also completed through the court for legal separation. Sometimes, those who legally separate get back together. At that point, the case is typically dismissed from the courts. If the couple decides to divorce, then the information collected during the separation is used to proceed.