By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
If you are going through a divorce, things can’t be too pleasant around the house, even if the divorce is amicable. You do have some options as to living arrangements.
Most lawyers would advise clients to live in the marital home if at all possible. Divorce means transition for you, your spouse and your kids, so the less changes the better at this critical time. However, if there is domestic violence or the threat of same, it would be wise to remove yourself from the situation.
If the house is big enough to not run into each other, or if there is a “mother in law” or guest house out back, remove yourself to that part of the home. If that is not possible, and your name is on the deed to the house, then relocate, even if it is temporary. You do not lose your rights to the house by moving out.
If finances allow, rent an apartment or house nearby. If finances do not allow, stay with a friend, relative or co worker until you can either get to mediation and come up with some agreement with your spouse, or get to a temporary relief hearing, where the judge will either give you possession of the home, or allow the finances to find other housing. For more information about this or other divorce topics, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561 835 9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com for more information.