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LEGALLY, - If you get married and do not change your name, do you still have to file taxes as "married?"?

I just got married, and I dont feel like changing my name. Too much paperwork seriously, and I am already established. So is my husband. HE makes a lot of money though, and every year, he owes instead of breaking even or getting a return. I have a daughter, and I always get a return.

A friend of mine told me that she has not changed her name because She does not want to do anything joint together with him. They have separate investments and what not - but they share everything - just like us.


So I am just curious...if the only thing that shows youre legally married is the certificate, can you still live separate lives legally? When I thought about this, I realized that thousands of illegal immigrants marry for citizenship, and totally don't even talk to each other - or file taxes together for that matter. So what is the legal deal?

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