Separated in 80's for 1.5 years


Hi, my spouse and I were separated in the 1980’s for about 1.5years. Unfortunately, we reconciled and are now separated for good.

I moved to Virginia (from NC) and lived there for 1.5 years during this time. We stayed apart but eventually reconciled… We never executed “Legal Separation” papers, but were apart in every way during that time, including but not limited to finances.

  1. Is the monies I earned (pension, 401k, etc) separate property during this 1.5 year period?

  2. If yes, what can I do to keep this from being divided (proof needed, etc.).