When does the One Year Clock start?

When does the One Year Clock start - so I can get a Divorce ?

  1. Do I have to own/rent my own place ?
    ( I know this is the ideal route, plus so my kids can see me)

  2. Can I be staying at a friends until I can afford a place ?

The separation begins when one spouse leaves the martial residence to reside elsewhere without having any intention to resume the marital relationship. You may live with friends or relatives.