LIVING TOGETHER DURING DIVORCE
February 20, 2009
This week, ABC’s Good Morning America had a feature on couples that are going through the divorce process while still living together. Here is the link to the story: http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=6912479
Be Careful About Living Arrangements During Your Divorce
I find this to be a very difficult choice for my clients. Divorce places you in an adversarial situation with your spouse. You are often fighting over very limited resources. And it’s not uncommon for the couple to have diverse views about the future. If you can work out some ground rules that allow you to continue living together, it is a cost-saving option. Such ground rules should definitely include issues such as sleeping arrangements, parenting time, financial responsibilities, family time, and when/where/how the divorce will be discussed. You will have to be more adult than your emotions may want you to be.
Think of Your Children
Other cost-saving options include moving in with family or friends, moving in with a room-mate, and renting a smaller apartment than you might otherwise want. If you have children, ensure that you obtain living arrangements that will permit parenting time. Your space doesn’t have to be perfect, but it needs to be safe for your children.
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