Make no mistake, divorce is tough. If you and your spouse have resolved to call it quits, one of the decisions you are likely to arrive at is leaving the marital home while you wait for your divorce to be finalized. But is this always a good idea?
The decision to leave your marital home can result in serious personal and legal implications, especially if you share children with your soon-to-be ex. For instance, leaving the marital home costs money. And if you share a child, leaving your child behind can impact the outcome of your Aldie child custody case. If you decide to share your home while your divorce is pending, you may want to carefully consider the “key” to navigating this tricky situation.
Set personal boundaries
If you are in the process of severing ties, it is in your best interest that you set some personal boundaries to better safeguard your personal interests and reduce the risk of conflict. These may include:
- Having separate bedrooms
- Coming up with a schedule concerning how you will share common spaces like the living room and the kitchen
- Agreeing on how you will share common bills like utilities
- Terminating any joint credit and debts cards
The idea is to avoid situations (like getting intimate or your spouse amassing credit card debt) that can complicate matters down the road.
Safeguarding your interests
The decision to live together during divorce is one that you should not take lightly. Learning more about Virginia divorce laws can help you safeguard your interests during this emotionally difficult time.