Ness' Question: I have been married about a year and my husband recently had a nervous breakdown for which I had to commit him to a psychiatric facility.
You're physically separated, but not legally separated. Are we considered legally separated after being apart so long?
We have decided to end our relationship and I am not sure if we are separated or not.
Also what other issues may arise with him not being in the country?
One of the main reasons to get a legal separation is to protect your interests until you either divorce or get back together.
Since some states require a period of separation before an uncontested divorce will be granted, a legal separation can spell out to how everything will be handled in the meantime.
Am I legally separated if we're currently going through divorce?