This is a matter of personal preferences. Some spouses’ religious or personal beliefs may forbid them from divorce and so they opt for a legal separation that may allow them to remain married but living separately. Legal separation still allows them some benefits while still married to each other. They can still find time to resolve their issues while looking forward to what the future holds for them. The legal separation still has a good effect on your kids as you both remain married but a divorce can not be undone.