You must always anticipate the legal issues that could arise if you are having some marital trouble with your espouse. Legal separation is never an easy process. There are four stages that you should go through in order to surpass it. First, create a separation agreement. Second, settle Child Custody issue. Third, Living Arrangements. And finally the fourth, Getting Back Together. If you don’t get back together you will be facing more issues along the way. Hence, couples are encouraged to settle things within themselves to avoid the hassle and complicated process of legal separation.