Figuring out your date of separation
Start with the day that one of you let the other one know (by actions or words) they wanted to end your marriage
Confirm that after that day, your or their actions were consistent with wanting to end your marriage
For some people, this day is clear. It's the day they moved out. For others, it's the day they agreed that their marriage was over, and they made plans to divorce. In some cases, it's not so clear.
Date of separation could impact issues in your case
- The day determines the length of your marriage: the day you married to the day you separated.
- This day can impact several issues in your divorce, like property division and spousal support.
If you're not sure about your date of separation and it might impact your financial situation, talk to a lawyer.