Case Conclusion Date:November 1, 2011
Practice Area:Divorce / Separation
Outcome:Wife prevails, separation years earlier. Wife is reimbursed for post-separation payments on community debts and Husband's share of Wife's retirement is thousands less.
Description:Wife argued that date of separation occurred several years earlier even though the parties continued to present themselves as married for cultural reasons. Husband lived abroad for employment but returned "home" to help with the kids for weeks at a time. Wife argued that the marriage ended years before when they split their assets, moved into separate bedrooms, ceased intimacy and began living separate lives.