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Should we get divorced but stay together?

By on May 27th

Should we set these aside to reap the financial benefits? By: PhotKingCC BY 2.0

My husband and I have been together for quite a while and we got married this past November. Not even a year in we realized that maybe we should have waited until after I graduated, or maybe not even made the leap at all. Not that we don't want to be together — we love each other very much!

But when we weren't married I had "zero" income. Now that we're married and I'm on his healthcare and I'm trying to continue my education I'm realizing that my low/no income healthcare was far better than actually being insured. And now I'm worried about me receiving enough aid to finish school.

Has anyone else thought about just getting a divorce on paper in order to reap the financial benefits? -Jessie

Update: before you comment, you may want to read Jessie's clarifying comment.

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