Before you file for divorce, you may separate from your partner a few times as you try to reconcile and work things out. However, when you end up separating for good and moving forward with divorce is the next step, just when your official separation occurred can end up mattering in future divorce cases.
Focusing on this issue, this blog series will take a closer look at how a divorce separation date is determined and when/how this can end up mattering for divorcing couples.
If you are more concerned with other aspects of your impending divorce, however, and you need some trusted professional advice from an experienced lawyer now, you can turn to the experienced Littleton divorce lawyers at Bahr & Kreidle.
Figuring Out a Divorce Separation Date
In some cases, pinpointing just when a couple has separated will be straightforward and undisputed. This can happen when, for instance, couples split for good the first time around and/or they are proceeding through an uncontested divorce.
However, when divorcing parties cannot agree on their divorce separation date, the court will usually step in to resolve the dispute, and the following may be just some of the factors used by a family court judge to determine this date:
- The date on which one party moved out of the marital home or marital bedroom
- The date on which one party told the other party of his or her intentions to file for divorce
- The date on which divorce papers were filed with the court.
Here, it should also be noted that, in some cases, judges will consider what each partner has done during the alleged divorce separation period in order to help establish the official separation date. When there is ambiguity around this date, having an experienced lawyer on your side can be essential.
For our continued discussion regarding separation dates in divorce, be sure to check out the additional parts of this blog series. They will be published soon.
Littleton, Colorado Divorce Lawyers at Bahr & Kreidle
Are you ready for some experienced help with your divorce case? If so, the Littleton divorce attorneys at Bahr & Kreidle are here for you, ready to provide you with the highest quality legal services. Our lawyers know how serious and devastating the impacts of divorce can be. That is why we are committed to advocating our clients’ rights, helping them navigate the complexities of the divorce process, and ultimately help them bring their divorce to a successful resolution.
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