Many couples going through a divorce just don’t have the funds for separate residences. It is cheaper (not easier) to stay under one roof, until the divorce is final and the issue of the marital home is decided by the judge or agreed to by the parties.
For those couples lucky enough to have assets, or those in two income families, it is easier (not cheaper) to live separately and apart pending divorce proceedings. So how do couples decide who shall stay and who shall go?
First, you don’t lose your marital rights to the marital residence merely by moving out, if your name is on the deed or on the lease. The remaining party has no right to change the locks unless by agreement of the parties or court order.
Secondly, if there are children, it is understandable that they are…
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