There is no status of legal separation in Texas. If you are married to someone, even if you are estranged, you are legally responsible for supporting him or her. 💍
A potential client learned this the hard way when his estranged wife rented an apartment and then broke the lease. The property management company put a negative report on HIS credit.
Time spent married, happily or not, adds to the ten year marriage length minimum for potentially receiving spousal maintenance, factors into the division of retirement plans, may affect Social Security benefits, etc.
If the marriage is over in an emotional sense but lives on in a legal sense, it makes little sense legally for the union to continue. Contact the Fox Law Office at 469-322-9238 to discuss your options.