which day is considered as legal separation in a divorce, the day in which I escaped from my house, or the day in which my ex husband received the notification that I want to get divorce?? I escaped from my house on march 15/ 2012 ,but my ex husband received the notification in july 03/ 2012. Which day is considering as legal separation for dividing assets and debts?. He withdrawal all the money from our saving account on july 5. I am asking it because we are dividing all the banks accounts and the house, and he told me that the legal day considered as separations is March 15 because after this date all the money is only his property.