Date of Separation Overview
What Is A Date Of Separation?
The date of separation is essentially the end of the relationship. The length of the marriage is the period between the date of marriage and the date of separation. The date of separation may be relevant to a number of issues in a divorce including the duration of any spousal support. A business may be valued at either the date of separation or at trial. Earnings after separation are separate property, and debts incurred after are separate debts.
Understanding what is required to establish a date of separation may be extremely helpful in avoiding or minimizing litigation costs involving the determination of the date of separation.