What is the legal date of separation?

Divorce filing or the decree being signed?

Asked on January 23, 2013 under Family Law, Utah

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country the legal date of separation of a husband and wife is the date one party decides that there is no intent to return to the other party. Meaning, in one spouse's mind, there is no intent to return and reside with the other spouse.


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