What is a breakup

What does a separation mean?

The separation as “beginning from the end” or as “new beginning” - in each case the separation has far-reaching consequences.

Separation is a prerequisite for divorce proceedings. Because without a year of separation there is no divorce. Spouses live separately within the meaning of the law if they

  • spatial
  • economical and
  • emotionally

are separated. A distinction must be made between the following constellations:

  1. Living separately under one roof: that's basically possible. It should be noted, however, that all areas of life are separate (separate rooms, separate leisure time, separate finances, separate shopping, separate laundry ...)
  2. Marriage with separate apartments: If spouses have always lived in two different apartments (e.g. because of work), the wish to separate must be clearly expressed to the other spouse. In the event of reversion, proof must be provided.
  3. In divorce proceedings, the spouse who wants a divorce must also prove to the court that the spouses have been separated for over a year. This can be difficult at times: if the other spouse wants to delay or prevent the divorce, they will deny separation. That means z. B. Longer alimony payments. It therefore makes sense to provide evidence of the specific separation.
  4. If there have been attempts at reconciliation, the marriage can still be divorced. This applies in any case if the spouses have not tried again together for more than 3-4 months. But stay away from trying to get another year of tax advantages through “attempts at reconciliation”: That is a criminal offense!

Find out what the consequences of a breakup are, such as: B. for

  • Distribution of household items
  • Entertains
  • Wealth distribution
  • Gain compensation
  • Tax brackets
  • children