Question #165: was married in the state of n.y. 10 years ago, after 3 years of marriage and 1 child, my husband a I amicably filed for a legal separation. my question: is it true. that after 7 year following the legal separation you are automatically considered divorced ?

There are no automatic divorces in any state that I am aware of.
If you wish to get divorced you must file all of the divorce papers necessary,
Have a judgment of divorce signed by the court having jurisdiction over your divorce matter,
And have it filed in the county clerk’s office. Until then, you are still legally married
In every respect.
If you are living in the New York City metropolitan area, please call me at 212-370-1660
To discuss the matter at greater length.

Leonard M. Weiner, Esq. / Divorce Solutions