Sleeping on the couch


Dear Bystander:

Greetings. My belief is that the date of separation is the first date that Spouse 2 left the resident when he/she was kicked out.

If the separation agreement was signed and notarized, but yet the alienation of affection claim contains a different date, I would ask that Spouse 1 be charged with perjury. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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Sorry, another question.
Spouse 1 kicks Spouse 2 out of the house and as a result, Spouse 2 legally changes their address. When things calm down and to help out Spouse 2 until they can find a place to stay, Spouse 1 allows Spouse 2 to stay on the couch in the family home. It is very evident to both parties that it is no way a reconciliation, just a temporary arrangement for a couple nights and they are working on the separation agreement while Spouse 2 is there. Spouse 2 finds a place and leaves within a couple days, what is the date of separation, the day that Spouse 1 originally kicked Spouse 2 out or the date that Spouse 2 left?
Additionally, if Spouse 1 puts one date on the separation agreement filed with their divorce lawyer and possibly with the State, and the other date on a complaint filed with the courts for Alienation of Affection how does that effect the two cases?
Thanks for your help!