Divorce can be a nasty process and sharing the same space with your soon-to-be
former spouse can make it all the more challenging and fraught with tension.
However, moving before your divorce is finalized can create a whole host
of other problems that may affect the outcome of your divorce. Continue
reading to learn more.
The Risks of Moving Out Before Your Divorce is Finalized
One of the biggest reasons why you may want to reconsider moving out of
the marital home before you officially end your marriage is because of
the impact it may have on your legal rights to the home. If you move out
now, before the process is finalized, it is unlikely the court will reinstall
you there once everything is said and done.
If you have children, this is another important reason for you to stay
right where you are. Generally, the parent who stays in the marital home
stays there with the children. If you leave your spouse and children behind,
you may end up with a child custody arrangement that gives you less time
with your children. Moving out at this point in your divorce establishes
a pattern and, since family courts believe stability and consistency is
in a child’s best interests, it is unlikely this pattern will be
altered after your divorce is finalized.
Moreover, moving out may also create a serious financial burden. You will
likely need housing money and, if you are paying child support or spousal
support, it can feel a lot like you are supporting multiple households.
If that seems daunting, moving out now may not be something you can afford.
Consult with One of Our Knowledgeable Family Law Attorneys Today!
If your marriage can no longer work and you decided to file for divorce,
the family law team at the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny can provide
the sound legal advice you need to navigate it. With more than 30 years
of combined experience on our side, you can rest assured our team has
what it takes to work toward the best possible results for your case.
We understand how important the outcome of your divorce is and will inform
you of your legal options, so you can choose the best course of action.
Reach out to our law office today at (713) 936-2300 to set up an initial case evaluation with one
of our family law attorneys to get started.