Many people who are getting a divorce can find it very difficult to move out into a new home, or even stay in the same home with their soon to be ex. If you decide to live together during your divorce process, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Determine Financial Responsibilities
The very first order of business when you decide to live together during and after divorce is to separate your finances. Determining a budget for both parties to commit to that includes all living expenses will help free you of financial stress. Many couples divide household bills proportionately with their incomes as a baseline, however every household is different. If you’ve historically paid all household expenses, speak to an attorney about whether or not it is a good idea to continue doing so.
Plan for Child Custody Disputes
Even if you are still living together after a separation or divorce, you will need to devise a parenting plan. The best way to do so is to arrange days and times when either parent will be responsible for the child(ren). This provides stability and boundaries for all parties involved.
Establish Personal Boundaries
Dividing space between both of you while living together is so important when establishing boundaries in your home.
Household duties such as cleaning, preparing meals, doing laundry, dishes and yard work can all be split up so that responsibilities are accounted for, thus creating a boundary and expectation.
Contact The Law Offices of Silky Sahnan
If you are considering divorce, it is important that you contact a skilled family law attorney right away. At The Law Offices of Silky Sahnan, let us help you with our holistic approach.
Call us now at 888-228-1098 for a free phone consultation. We will be there when you call.