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Abandonment occurs when one spouse severs all ties with the family. Moving to another family home does not necessarily sever all ties. However, if the spouse that moved out has no intent to return, does not allow the other spouse access to the second home and permanently abdicates all family responsibilities, abandonment can be found if this has been going on for a year or more.
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Thanks for the additional information. You do not have to continue living under the same roof in order to protect spousal support. An agreement that you move to the second home for the sake of everyone sanity will not disqualify you from any spousal support for which you are entitled. Even if you leave without the consent of your current significant other, there should be no issue. Many people file for divorce and can't live together any longer. That does not constitute abandonment.
PS If you are not moving out by "agreement", it is a good idea to be sure that divorce proceedings are indeed initiated within the period of one year if you do not get back together.