Pros & Cons of Moving Out Before Divorce

Pros & Cons of Moving Out Before Divorce

The early stages of divorce are loaded with extreme emotions. Sadness, anger, remorse, fear, and anxiety are only a few things people experience. Added into this cocktail is confusion and uncertainty, which can make decisions extremely tough.

One of the things you might be struggling with is whether or not you should move out of your home before your divorce is finalized. Each person’s situation is different, but here are a few pros and cons.

Pro: You Might Alleviate a Toxic Environment

Maybe you’ve tried everything, but you and your spouse cannot be civil with each other. This puts your children in a hostile environment even if the negativity isn’t directly aimed at them. Depending on the severity of your situation, it might be best for you or your spouse to move out.

Con: You’ll Be Away From Your Children

You want to be the parent your child deserves. You want to be there for them when they need you and help them through their good and bad times. However, if you’re not living with them, you’re guaranteed to miss out on the opportunity to be an involved parent.

Pro: You Get a Fresh Start

If the marriage is over, sometimes people just need to move on ASAP. Having your own place might free you and your spouse from negativity and give you both the mental clarity to approach the situation logically and courteously.

Con: The Court Might Favor Your Spouse When Determining Custody

Sometimes preference is given to the spouse who’s currently living with the children. While you’re a good parent and care deeply about your kids, the courts might be hesitant to remove them from their current arrangement. So, if your goal is to have primary custody, moving out might be a hindrance to that becoming a reality. 

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