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How long is a Legal Seperation good for. Is there a time limit?

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How long is a Legal Seperation good for. Is there a time limit? Can it expire?
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Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 4 years ago.
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Could you explain a little more?


Did you apply for separate Support with the Court or are you just living separate and apart and you are now wondering when you should file for divorce?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
We went to court and obtained a Legal Seperation. We are living apart also. Our finances are separate. The only thing we have been doing together is taxes. My spouse is now sick, could I be held legally responsible for the medical bills. We have had this legal Seperation at least a couple of years now. Thank you.
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 4 years ago.

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We went to court and obtained a Legal Seperation. We are living apart also. Our finances are separate. The only thing we have been doing together is taxes. My spouse is now sick, could I be held legally responsible for the medical bills. We have had this legal Seperation at least a couple of years now. Thank you.




Response 1: No, you are not responsible for her medical bills if you did not sign any papers with her health care providers as the Responsible Party.



Your initial post: How long is a Legal Seperation good for. Is there a time limit? Can it expire?
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Response 2: Legal Separation does not have an expiration date. It stays in full force and effect until the parties withdraw it from the Court or file for divorce.