Should I Live With My Spouse In the Same Household During a Divorce?

Although the point of obtaining a divorce is to get away from your spouse, there are some situations where couples decide to continue living together during the divorce proceeding. Sometimes this decision is made because of the financial expenses associated with having two households, other times both spouses are emotionally attached to their family home and want to keep the asset. In this blog, we explain if it is a good idea to live with your spouse while going through a divorce.

There is no easy answer when it comes to making a decision about living with your spouse during your divorce. If you are thinking of continuing to live with your spouse, you should first consider the following things:

  • Is domestic violence an issue?
  • Can you afford to keep the home on your own?
  • Will moving negatively affect your financial interest in the property?
  • How emotionally attached are you to the property?

If you are in a situation where domestic abuse or violence is a prevalent issue, you should take actions that ensure you and your children’s safety. This might require you to get a protective order and an order for removal from a judge.

Although there are numerous factors that are considered when deciding which parent should have primary custody, the ability to provide consistency for your children is a huge factor. By staying in your home, you can help keep the changes in your kid’s lives minimal since they will be able to attend the same school and live in the same bedrooms. This can make you appear to be the more consistent parent.

Are you having difficulty deciding if you should continue living with your spouse during your divorce? We can help you decide what is right for you. At Galmiche Law Firm, P.C., we are committed to helping families in Missouri going through divorce. We can review your case and give you the advice you need to protect your financial interests.

Call (636) 552-4841, or contact our St. Louis family law attorney to schedule your free case consultation today.

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