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This means that joint bank accounts should be closed and the parties should also stop accumulating joint or marital debts.
In order to establish a date of separation, a party’s conduct should clearly indicate an intention to separate from their spouse emotionally and financially.
Remember, prior to filing a divorce complaint, it is possible to “undo” the date of separation through your actions, for example, by resuming marital relations.
The law presumes that the date of separation is the date on which the divorce complaint is filed unless a party can establish an alternate date.
An alternative way to establish a date of separation is through one party’s behavior, such as moving out of the marital residence or possibly even just moving into another bedroom and making it generally known that the two parties are now separated.