Am I still able to file under VAWA if I'm legally married to my abuser but living separated for 8 years?
As long as you are married you can still file. The limitation will come 2 years after a divorce. However, you have a stronger case when you file it while you just came out of the relationship.
See our published article on the matter attached.
Shah Peerlaly, Esq.
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