Not all couples decide to divorce. This may be for religious reasons, because they are still considering reconciliation, because they do not need to divorce yet or because it suits them financially to remain married (for example to preserve an entitlement as a spouse to benefits under your spouse's pension or future inheritance).
If this applies to you, there are two options you could consider:
One Option is for you and your spouse to agree to live apart, without going through the formality of a judicial separation.Find out more about judicial separation
You may choose to legally separate. Find out more about what legal separation involves and the potential benefits.Find out more about separation agreements