okay, so I have been separated from my wife for at least 7 years.. she kicked me out after moving her friend in.. a girl.. and yea... thats besides the point.. but i mention that cause thats the main reason I have not paid to have a divorce in all these years.. I look at it like we are divorced.. we have 3 children together.. i do pay child support through the CS office.. i have it where it comes straight out of my check
my question is this... are we "legally separated"? cause i have looked into it and read that you have to have a legal separation agreement that must be approved, but then i found a Q&A about it.. and one of the answers was you CAN live apart and split up and be legally separated...
all these years I have been filing SINGLE on taxes, W2's from work, my insurance.. AM i supposed to file as SINGLE, i suppose im not supposed to file as divorced since we arent divorced.. there is 0 chance we will ever get back together.. I now have a child with someone else that I have been with since 6 months after we split up..
in my case.. is my situation a LEGAL SEPARATION? if so.. great.. if not.. what do I have to do to make that happen
am I filing correctly by filing SINGLE on everything?
I do plan on looking into getting a divorce because I want to marry the girl that I am with now.. what I dont understand.. is over the years she has contacted me saying she can get a free divorce based on her income and the fact the kids are with her.. but i guess she has never went through with it... for the life of me I cant figure out why she hasnt... she must be getting some benefit from not being divorced
Thank you in advance...