When you make the decision to go through a divorce, you may be wondering where you should live. The answer to this question depends on the circumstances of your particular case. Let’s take a closer look at all of your living options.
Remain in the Marital Home
In most cases, one spouse stays in the marital home while the other spouse moves out. This is particularly true if children are involved. However, figuring out which spouse gets to stay in the home and which one needs to move out is rarely an easy task.
Since your home is likely your largest investment and most prized possession, it can be difficult for you to leave it. Be sure to remember that even if you do move out during the divorce process, the ownership of the home will not be finalized until the property division has been negotiated in your divorce settlement. Therefore, moving out of your home during divorce does not necessarily mean you are handing it over to your spouse.
There are a variety of benefits of moving out of your marital home. By moving out, you can give yourself a clean state. You can rent a space on your own or move in with a close family member or friend. Regardless of what you decide to do, be mindful of your finances when you move out.
Due to the fact that divorce can be expensive, you should budget appropriately and keep your new cost of living in mind. In addition, determine how much you will need to continue contributing to your marital home’s mortgage, utilities, repairs, and other expenses.
Continue to Live in the Marital Home with Your Spouse
While continuing to live in the marital home with your spouse may not seem like a good idea, there are several reasons why you may choose to do so. If you have children, especially young ones, living in the marital home with your spouse can make things less stressful for them.
In addition, living in the marital home with your spouse while you are going through the divorce process may help you and your spouse financially.
Contact Our DuPage County Divorce Lawyers
If you are still unsure of where you should live while you are going through a divorce, it is in your best interest to consult our experienced DuPage County divorce lawyers at Mevorah Law Office, LLC. We evaluate the specifics of your situation and make a recommendation.
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