In those states, you are married until a court decides otherwise.
If your state laws allow couples to separate legally when one or the other spouse leaves the family residence your attorney will petition the courts for a separation agreement.
Heard, 31, filed for divorce in May 2016 and accused Depp of domestic abuse resulting in a nasty court battle last year.
Depp eventually agreed to pay his ex a million settlement.
If your state doesn’t have laws that allow a legal separation your next step would be to contact your attorney or file a petition with the courts yourself requesting a hearing so that a temporary separation agreement can be ordered.
His acrimonious divorce from Amber Heard, after just 15 months of marriage, was finalized in January.
And Johnny Depp, 53, is ready to look to the future now, with sources close to the actor saying he's getting his life back to normal and is even dating.'He is taking work seriously and seems healthy,' a source close to the star revealed to People.'He spends time with his kids and is dating a bit.' they added.
Below is a broad outline describing the sequence of events for most divorce cases.
Keep in mind that every divorce is different so, along with these steps you will have issues come up that pertain to your individual divorce. Legal Separation: Some states do not have laws that allow a couple to participate in a legal separation.
Once that happens the court will mail you out a copy of your final decree of divorce.