Fact Sheet (PDF)
Bill Language (PDF)
Letter of Support
- Association of Family and Conciliation Courts of California
- Family Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA)
- The Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California
- Southern California Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Senate Bill 1255 would amend the California Family Code to allow for a couple to be considered “living separate and apart” while still living under the same roof for purposes of establishing a date of separation as a precursor of divorce.
SB 1255 defines “date of separation” to mean the date that a complete and final break in the marital relationship has occurred, as evidenced by the spouse’s expression of his or her intent to end the marriage and conduct that is consistent with that intent. SB 1255 directs a court to take into account all relevant evidence in determining the date of separation. Under this bill, living under the same roof is not a bar to establishing a date of separation, merely a factor to consider in the court’s analysis.
- Senator Moorlach on KABC 790's "McIntyre in the Morning"
- SB 1255 Fixes “Date of Separation” Issues
- A Brief Detour Into Family Law – “Date Of Separation”
- New Calif. law says couples can live separately under same roof (SF Chronicle)
- Governor Brown signs Moorlach ‘Date of Separation’ bill SB 1255 (OC Beeze)
- Governor Brown Signs Moorlach 'Date of Separation' Bill
FULL JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HEARING:
SB 1255 Debate on Assembly Floor, June 27, 2016