Separation Date Question

Your separation date would be the first day you two did not live together and have since then lived seperate and apart as you were unmarried. So, that would be in September. Even though you left in Feb you came back. The time then starts over…even if it would have been just one night. You will have to contest your separation date through your lawyer. Hopefully you have proof of your residency from Feb-Sept which will help get that date changed. Good Luck.

September is your date. You can file an Answer denying the date of separation.

Good luck.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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Hi, me and my husband separated in February of this year (when he locked me out of the house). I went and moved back in with him in April to try and work things out. We were both living under the same roof from April until the end of last month when I had to flee the residence while he was at work (due to personal safety issues). He has now sent me divorce papers and he is stating that our separation date was in February. I would consider our separation date to be in September. Who is right? Can he legally file for divorce in February of 2007?