Two year Separation With Consent – what is living together as the same household?

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Has the phrase “living together in the same household” caused you confusion when applying for your decree nisi?

For many people two years separation with consent is the reason they will cite on their divorce petition for the breakdown in the marriage.

There is a lot of confusion in the public domain about what constitutes separation or living together in the same household.

Separation is basically what some people might call not living together “as a couple” and in divorce proceedings this has come to be more specifically referred to as not living together in the same household. You can still live under one roof – particularly if your home is for sale or you haven’t yet agreed what to do with it. But if you do live under one roof during any period you are claiming you were separated, you will need to explain your living arrangements briefly when you come to apply for your decree nisi. Continue reading “Two year Separation With Consent – what is living together as the same household?”