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Old 05-05-2012, 09:52 PM
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Whichever date you end up with, there has to be some proof to it. When did you start filing income taxes as separated instead of married? When did you stop sleeping in the same bed? When did you close the joint accounts and start doing your finances individually? When did you tell your friends and family that your marriage was over? These are all dates that could be argued reflect your 'true' separation date, not either of your choices.

But yes, the cost to argue it, while not measured in dollars if you are self-representing, is still there, in stress and delaying the moving on with your life.