Do we have to get divorced or can we remain separated indefinitely?

Additional  Information:

I left my husband a couple of years ago and moved out of state (I’m in Cranston, Rhode Island now but we were married in Boston). When I moved, we just needed some time apart.   I don’t plan to remarry and don’t expect he would either.  Are there any issues with remaining separated indefinitely or do we actually have to get divorced?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

Absolutely, you have many issues. First, all assets acquired during your separation are most likely subject to division. Of course, this also means that any debt each of you acquires may be subject to joint responsibility. If you have children, a prolonged separation could have a significant affect on custody and visitation. If you plan to stay separated you should talk to a good attorney as soon as possible.  

Cranston Divorce Attorney, Christopher Heberg serves individuals and families in Cranston and the surrounding communities including Providence, Johnston, West Warwick and Warwick, Rhode Island.

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