Where should you live during your divorce?

Once, you looked forward to coming home to see your spouse. With your divorce, your marital home may represent a space of apprehension, dread or conflict.

National Family Solutions notes various housing arrangements for divorcing couples. You need not stay in a space that no longer feels like home.

Remain in the marital home

If you and your current spouse still get along, the two of you may have no problem remaining in your marital home together. Perhaps you do not have the financial means to afford your own space. Either way, you may create a viable living situation. Maybe one of you could take the guest room during your divorce. To avoid discomfort, think about establishing household rules. For instance, maybe neither of you may have dates over.

Share the marital home and an apartment

If you and your current spouse have shared children, you may want them to remain in the marital home. Perhaps they live close to their school or friends. The two of you may nest, which means one parent lives in the marital home while the other stays in a shared apartment. The children remain in the home while the parents switch between living in the house and the apartment. Nesting usually only works temporarily, so think about a new permanent living situation.

Live with friends or family

Local friends and relatives may not mind you staying with them. You may prefer this option to getting an apartment if you and your soon-to-be-ex want to nest. This option helps you save money while keeping your kids in your marital home.

You need not feel stuck in your marital home during your divorce. By learning different living situations, you know how to navigate your legal situation.

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