I cannot overemphasize the necessity to get a legal separation which should be prepared by a experienced matrimonial attorney in your area . By remaining separate but not legally separated all of the assets ( e. g. a house, condo, 401-K, etc.) which either you acquire are still considered marital assets and the other party will have an interest in them. You may also be liable for certain debts incurred by the other individual even after you have separated. Most important, however, is that you’ll be in a state of limbo, not being able to remarry and get on with your life. For these and many other reasons, I strongly urge you to consult with an experienced matrimonial attorney and do it right.
If you are located in the New York City metropolitan area, please call me at 212-370-1660 to arrange to meet to discuss mediating your separation.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions