VIC Separation date

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tigerman2705

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Hi,

I separated from my ex in Jan 2020.

In the latest letter from her solicitor she’s now claiming the separation date was April 2021.

What’s the tactic here? Does it mean she can get her hands on my post Jan 2020 personal savings ?
 

sammy01

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Asset division is done based on assets at time of settlement, not time of separation. So doesn't help her get more $$ from you. But she might not know that... So maybe that is her 'tactic'. Also you get 2yrs from separation if defacto to make a claim in the courts,maybe she is buying time?
 

tigerman2705

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Mate who knows she flips and flops like a freshly caught fish. I’m not sure it’s as cut and dried as “all income earned after separation” goes into the pot but I guess that’s why I’m paying my solicitor! Cheers
 

sammy01

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mate my ex claimed something similar.... Her reasoning... It took her 12 months to decide it was over... My response.. That is nice BUT nope, I had decided the day she kicked me out.
 

Atticus

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she’s now claiming the separation date was April 2021.

What’s the tactic here? Does it mean she can get her hands on my post Jan 2020 personal savings ?
If you moved out in Jan 2020 it shouldn't be hard to provide evidence of new living arrangements, maybe utility bills etc as well.

Any money you earned & saved from your own labor post separation shouldn't be included in the pot for division.
 

tigerman2705

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If you moved out in Jan 2020 it shouldn't be hard to provide evidence of new living arrangements, maybe utility bills etc as well.

Any money you earned & saved from your own labor post separation shouldn't be included in the pot for division.
Yep that’s what I thought
 

Rod

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Not that simple.

Future needs also comes into play, both of either party, and any kids.