You might have already found, while going through divorce, that it is normal to feel attached to your marital home. It’s where you built your life together in the amount of time you spent together, and you might not want to let go of that – but you also know that decisions must be made. You need to consider the specifics of your situation and what works best for you.
Is Moving Out For You?
Safety: Perhaps you are dealing with domestic violence in your home. You always want to make sure that you and your children are safe from harm, no matter what this means. If it means giving up the home that meant everything to you, even temporarily, you want to make sure you take this leap. Judges will sometimes order an abusive spouse to move out as well, so you have a chance at proving your case.
Sometimes it doesn’t even come down to violence. Perhaps there is a lot of conflict in your household and you want to avoid that because you and your children should not have to be exposed to it. It is important to consider every aspect in your case.
Children: Judges want to stick to the status quo so that things aren’t constantly changing for you and your family. Divorce is already difficult enough. If the children have been in your home all their lives, the judge might argue that this arrangement is best for them. In these cases, it helps to discuss a parenting schedule so that you can determine what will work best for both of you as you now live in different places.
Finances/Property: You might be enduring tough times when it comes to finances during divorce. Perhaps you want to protect your property at any cost as well. State laws require that everything be divided fairly, which means that one spouse might be able to keep the house if the other spouse is given assets of equal value. This is something to consider.
When it comes to divorce, your house might mean everything to you. All hope is not lost but, as you can see, there are many aspects to first consider. Let us help you at the Montes Law Firm. We are here for you every step of the way.