You have decided to file for divorce. Now What?
Its uncomfortable to live in the same place with your soon to be ex-spouse. But, should you move out?
The first concern in making that decision is SAFETY.
Are you afraid of your spouse? Do you fear that you may be in danger? Has there been violence directed toward you, a child, or a pet during your relationship? If there are safety concerns you must develop a safety plan. If you are in danger go to a safe, secure place with your children and/or pets. Seek the help of a qualified and experienced family law attorney. Seek the help of an expert in domestic violence.
If there are no concerns regarding the safety of your self or others, then you must analyze a different set of questions.
When should you move out? Does your normal monthly budget allow for the added expense of living in two separate households right now? How will it affect the children if you move out? Will you be in the same school district? Will you be living with anyone else? Do you have adequate room for the children? How will the move affect custody and parenting time?
You should consult with an experienced family law attorney who is familiar with the practices in your county. The decisions you make today will affect your future. Make wise choices, know your options before you make a decision that may change your future.
If you need help going over your options and deciding what is best for you and your family, Lakeshore Law and Mediation can help. Contact us today, we are with you every step of the way.