Do we actually need to get divorced in Mass?

peter (Guest) on Tuesday, August 14 2012, 01:46 PM
We separated over 5 years ago and I moved away from Massachusetts. We were married and had lived in Northborough, MA in Worcester County. When I moved, we just needed a break. Can we remain separated indefinitely or do we eventually have to divorce?
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    Replied by Attorney Michael Franklin on Wednesday, September 05 2012, 08:41 PM · Hide · #1
    You may stay separated as long as you like but you will still be considered married. By not proceeding with and obtaining a divorce, he would have the ability to claim a share of your assets that you acquire post separation and he will have the right to claim a share of your estate should you pass away.
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