Separation Date

The day you told your husband you will not be returning.

The day you decided not to go back.

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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Last Christmas after my husband and I decided to get a divorce, I stayed at my grandmothers with intentions to stay for the Holidays. During that time is when I decided to stay for good, leaving my husband’s residence. When factoring the date of separation, should I use the date I began staying at my grandmother’s, or should I use the date that I decided not to go back?