𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐓𝐨 𝐀𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐝 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐆𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐝
𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐊𝐄: 𝑀𝑜𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑂𝑢𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝐻𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑎𝑛 𝐴𝑡𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑛𝑒𝑦
When you decide to get divorced, you may want to separate from your spouse as soon as possible. It can be tempting to leave your home and find a new place to live right away, before you even inquire about how the divorce process works. However, it is rarely a good idea to move out of your marital home before you speak with an experienced Morristown divorce lawyer.
𝑷𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒆𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝑴𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑶𝒖𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝑳𝒆𝒈𝒂𝒍 𝑪𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒔𝒆𝒍
You always want a knowledgeable attorney to review how moving out might affect the outcome of your divorce case, as it might impact your future in many ways, including:
𝑪𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒅 𝒄𝒖𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒅𝒚 – If you leave your home and your children stay, your spouse may allege that you “abandoned” the family and those daily interactions with your children are not your priority.
𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒕𝒚 𝒅𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 – If your spouse stays in the home and you leave willingly, it can be very difficult to get back in when it comes to property division determinations.
𝑺𝒆𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 – If you move out, it can become more important to have a separation agreement, which will reflect your circumstances living in two different homes. Any temporary orders, such as paying your spouse alimony so they can afford the house payment, might be incorporated into your final divorce order.
If you are in danger, you should not hesitate to do what is necessary to keep you and your children safe, even if that means leaving. However, if you can, discuss the matter with an experienced attorney before you make the decision to leave your marital home.
Consult with a Morristown Divorce Lawyer Right Away
The Morristown divorce attorneys at Eveland & Foster, LLC, can help with every step of your divorce preparation and case. Call 973-285-3173 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today.