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How can you obtain a divorce if you've been legally separated for 8 years?

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Answered 2005-09-19 05:49:37

You can obtain a divorce the same way you would if you were separated 8 days ago. Just call your lawyer and file for divorce. I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem unless your spouse contests.

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