My husband and I have been living apart for 2 yrs. We jointly own both residences, we split because the fighting was intense. Nothing was ever legally filed. I thought we would eventually reconcile. Now he is wanting to file for divorce, and wants to use the separation date as 2 yrs ago to avoid a "long term" marriage in court. Is that possible?
I completely disagree with a separation date of 2 yrs ago, I would say MAYBE 6 months ago at the absolute earliest is when we really stopped all common practices as a couple. In the 2 yrs we've lived separate, we bought a home and filed joint taxes. I feel he is just trying to be spiteful by claiming the DOS to be an 8 yr marriage. Technically since nothing has been filed, we have been married legally for over 10 yrs. Will a judge see that?
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