Legal Definitions


Until one of you obtains a divorce judgment, you are legally married. Separation alone does not legally end a marriage.

David L. McGuire
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.

My wife and I are legally separated. Are we still considered “Husband and Wife”? Are we still “Married”…but just with a different spin on it, if you will? Or are we just that…separated…and not “Married”.