Hello again, Paul, and thank you for the additional information.
Since you are married and able to support your family, it appears that your spouse is engaging in welfare fraud and should be reported to the authorities for this, but since you are married, they could investigate you as well, so it would be best to retain a local attorney to represent you and ensure you are not prosecuted.
You are not legally separated without a court order to that effect typically and all property that has been acquired during the marriage
would typically be subject to an equitable division by the family court if you were to divorce
The state may seek an interest in the property though to repay the state benefits that have been gained by misrepresentation though. Your spouse must be indicating to the state that she is not married, or that you have no income in order to obtain state benefits. This course of action should be stopped as it is likely she will eventually be prosecuted for such conduct.
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