Determining date of separation

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How do you determine the official date of separation? Within a 5 day time-frame, my spouse asked for a divorce, then changed his mind, then changed his mind again and asked to continue with a divorce.

I am asking because adultery was committed during the “turn-around” period, between first asking for the divorce and then telling me it was a mistake and they wanted to stay with me to work on our marriage.

Would DOS be the first time he asked for a divorce, based on “intent”, or the second?

Unless you are prepared to name the third party in your divorce complaint Adultery won’t really matter to the mechanics of the divorce because MA is a no fault state, meaning you don’t have to havea reason to get divorced. As far as the asking for the separation, it doesn’t really matter unless there are property issues or child related issues you want to address under the category regarding conduct of the parties during the marriage.

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