Tag Archives: Date of Separation

Date of Separation and the Collaborative Divorce Process

by Frann Setzer, Esq. MBA/Certified Family Law Specialist The Law Office of Frann Setzer, APLC In some dissolutions, the date that parties separate is a crucial issue. This is because by law, the marital ‘community’ ends on the day when parties separate. The end of the marital community means that income earned or possibly property purchased after that date might… Read More

Does ‘Separation’ Have to Mean Scorched Earth?

by Meredith Brown, Attorney, Brown and Brown Most divorcing couples can agree on the day they were married but it is not uncommon for spouses to have very different ideas of when the marriage was “over.” Sometimes the dates expressed by spouses are years apart. How do couples set their date of separation? Why does it even matter? In California,… Read More