Does my marriage separation begin the day I left my spouse or as of the moment I start the divorce proceedings?

Asked on August 31, 2015 under Family Law, Washington


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

There can be either a legal separation or just a separation with no intent to reunite.  Your separation began when you left your husband with no intent to reunite.  Separation frequently occurs before divorce proceedings commence.  If you had no intention to reunite on the date you left your husband, separation began that day.

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