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Married, but separated...not legally

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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Attorney answers 4


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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Of course! They're still married.


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


Yes. The parties were still married.