This type of separation is usually not legally recognized, but is instead a specific period in a couple’s relationship. Spouses who no longer reside in the same dwelling are said to be living apart.
In some states, living apart without intending to reunite changes the spouses’ property rights.
Unfortunately (or fortunately…depending on how you look at it), there is no simple mathematical equation, or test, or quiz that can predict whether or not your relationship will be a lasting success.
Our life is an —not a foregone conclusion (and that’s a good thing! But the more aware you are of what, potentially, you’re getting into when you enter a relationship, the better you can mitigate your chances of heartbreak and relationship disaster.
In most states, all assets received and most debts incurred after permanent separation are the separate property or responsibility of the spouse incurring them.