If I have been separated for 9 years am I still married? 11 Answers as of August 22, 2014

I live in Sacramento, California and have no children or property. We were married in Las Vegas.

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LAW OFFICE OF ANNE B. HOWARD | Anne B. Howard
If nothing has been filed with the court, you are still married although you live separately.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/22/2014
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
Unless you go through the formalities of a divorce, you remain married.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/22/2014
Law Office of Martin A. Kahan | Martin A. Kahan
Yes. You have to file a petition for dissolution of marriage in family law court to terminate your marriage.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/22/2014
Law Offices of Frances Headley | Frances Headley
Unless you filed a court action which resulted in a judgment, you remain married even though you have been separated for many years. You may be eligible for a joint petition since you have no children or joint assets. You should consult a family law attorney to review all of the facts and advise you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/22/2014
Peyton and Associates | Barbara Peyton
You are still legally married and need a divorce judgment.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/22/2014
    Willick Law Group
    Willick Law Group | Marshal S. Willick
    Yes. Marriages do not expire and continue until terminated by death or divorce.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 8/22/2014
    The Law Offices of Tres A. Porter | Tres A. Porter
    Assuming your spouse is still alive, and no one has filed a divorce action or nullity, yes, you are still legally married regardless of the fact that you have been separated for a substantial period of time. You should seek legal advice from a competent family law attorney in your area.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/22/2014
    The Goldberg Legal Group
    The Goldberg Legal Group | David Goldberg
    Yes you are still considered married until you have a final court ordered Judgment for divorce.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/22/2014
    Law Offices of John F. Nicholson
    Law Offices of John F. Nicholson | John F. Nicholson
    Yes. Your are still married. Also, if you do not have a legal separation by court decree you may be liable for some of the debts that your husband may have racked up these past 9 years.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/22/2014
    Law Offices of Gerard A Fierro
    Law Offices of Gerard A Fierro | Gerard A Fierro
    You are still married until a Judgment of divorce is entered by the Court. You have to file a Petition with the Court and process the case until its is concluded.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/21/2014
    Law Offices of Jill K. Whitbeck
    Law Offices of Jill K. Whitbeck | Jill K. Whitbeck
    Yes, you are still married. A court action for divorce and a final judgment of divorce are necessary before you are actually divorced. Separation has no bearing on your marital status.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 8/21/2014
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