Married, but separated...not legally

Asked 9 months ago - Chicago, IL

If 2 people are married & didn't get a legal separation but haven't been together in over 10 years does the other spouse still have rights to the decedent's assets upon death?

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  1. Alexander Mchenry Memmen

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    Answered . It is very likely that either spouse would still have rights to any "marital property." You should consult with a divorce lawyer immediately.

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  2. Wes Cowell

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    Answered . Of course! They're still married.

  3. Michael Sherwin Strauss

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    Answered . Yes, you should. You need to speak with an attorney quickly.

  4. Judy A. Goldstein

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    Answered . Yes. The parties were still married.

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