Question: How does date of separation affect divorce?

The date of separation can determine when a spouse becomes responsible for child support and/or alimony. Courts in many states use the date of separation as an important factor in deciding issues related to property division, child support, alimony and adultery.

Is spousal support based on date of separation?

The length of the marriage affects spousal support. Therefore, date of separation may affect whether spousal support continues indefinitely until death or remarriage or is a short-term marriage where spousal support may cut off at the half the duration of the marriage mark.

How important is date of separation?

The date of separation can determine when a spouse becomes responsible for child support and/or alimony. Courts in many states use the date of separation as an important factor in deciding issues related to property division, child support, alimony and adultery.

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