Legal separation

Dear mgillis12:

Greetings. You are “legally separated” on the date that you and your husband live in separate homes and either of you intend for the separation to be permanent. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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my husband and i have been separated since 1995. i do not believe in divorce, and he has not pressed the issue. do i need to have papers drawn up to be considered legally separated?