Generally, no. Whether a couple has reconciled or not is a case-by-case analysis. There is no bright-line rule on it. Isolated incidents of sexual intercourse do not generally toll the separation period. However, if a couple “holds themselves out to be married” to the public, and combines that with sharing expenses and resuming their sexual relationship, that is probably enough to toll the separation period.

David L. McGuire
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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Does some talk of reconciliation and a weekend together constitute reconciliation?