Until you file for divorce and a judgment is entered in the County clerk’s office, you are still legally married, which means you cannot legally marry someone else, your spouse will have a claim to inherit a portion of your estate,
you may be liable for certain medical expenses she has incurred, etc.
The bottom line, you must get a legal divorce; otherwise, the matter will come back to haunt you and your children after you are gone.
If you are living in the NYC metro area, give me a call to arrange for a meeting to take care of this matter.
Leonard Weiner, Esq/Divorce Solutions