When spouses prepare for a divorce, the assumption is that one will move out of the marital home. As much as you may want to get out of each other’s hair and avoid any potential confrontations you may have with your spouse, moving out at this stage is not advisable. Moving out of the family home can have a substantially negative impact on your case, so it is crucial to understand the consequences of this action before you proceed.
Moving Out of the Family Home
The marital home is the most significant asset most couples have, and it is often a symbol of stability and security. Since it is typically considered marital property, spouses may feel it is safe to move out amidst the divorce. Unfortunately, moving out can result in financial obstacles. For example, if you are the breadwinner in your family, paying most of the utilities, bills, and mortgage, a status quo order may be issued, requiring you to pay marital bills as you did during your marriage throughout the divorce process.
If you have children, moving out of the family home during your divorce can create some additional complications. The parent who remains in the home with the children may be seen as the primary caregiver and, given that you will have inherently less overnight time with the children, you may also end up paying child support. If you still wish to move out of the marital home, it is crucial to obtain a temporary parenting plan first.
It can be difficult to share a living space with your spouse while in the process of ending your marriage. However, the future may be even more challenging if you fail to take the proper precautions before moving out.
Reach Out to Our Knowledgeable Family Law Team for the Legal Guidance You Need
If you are seeking a divorce, you should consult with a skilled family law attorney before choosing to move out of the family home. Moving out of the family home can have serious repercussions and the future of your case is too important to jeopardize. At Barach Law Group LLC, our family law team is committed to providing compassionate legal support and experienced representation, so our clients can achieve the best possible results. We understand how important these delicate legal matters are.