Although spouses may wish to begin living separately while navigating the process of their divorce, it is not always possible for a number of reasons. Finances may be too tight to essentially manage two separate households or you may be concerned about maintaining property rights after moving out of the marital home. Whatever your reasons may be, we have some tips that can help you live with your spouse during this process.
Tips for Sharing a Home with Your Soon-to-Be-Ex
Assuming domestic violence is not a factor in your divorce and you are safe, there are ways for you and your spouse to make this situation work.
Here are some helpful tips for you to consider:
- Manage the household’s finances, such as utility bills, together. Living together during the divorce process is your chance to save money, so be smart about how you choose to manage your bills and other expenses.
- Create separate spaces in the home, so you can stay out of each other’s hair while the divorce is in progress. Sleep in separate rooms and, if possible and space allows, create physical boundaries in your home.
- Do not try to drag your children into any conflicts that arise. Involving them in your arguments will only cause them harm and may reflect poorly on you in court.
- Do your best to avoid each other as much as possible and, if you must interact for any reason, aim for civility. A civil divorce is a less time-consuming, less expensive divorce.
- If living together during the divorce is simply not working out, do not be afraid to make the decision to move. However, make sure to consult with your attorney to ensure you cover all of your bases and avoid jeopardizing any aspect of your divorce.
Ultimately, if you are trying to decide whether to remain in the marital home or not, there is no one-size-fits-all answer, so reach out to a knowledgeable legal professional for advice.
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