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Long-term separations and divorce

While separating can sometimes be easier emotionally for a couple in New Mexico and elsewhere than getting a divorce, it may have several drawbacks. For example, extended separations can result in individuals eventually getting a divorce after alimony laws have changed to their detriment. Alimony reform has been gaining ground in many state legislatures throughout the country, so waiting may preclude a person from receiving the same benefits that they would have been received had divorce been filed for immediately.