Determining the date of separation

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The date of separation is the date when one or both spouses have decided the marriage has ended. Usually it means that one spouse moves out but in some cases the spouses can continue to reside under the same roof for some time until new arrangements are made. In the interim, the spouses have separate households within the same house and no longer function as a family unit.

You may attempt to reconcile during the period of separation and still use the original date of separation as long as you and your spouse did not reconcile for a period totalling not more than 90 days.