Texas residents that get divorced experience a wide range of changes in their lives. At least one if not both spouses in a marriage must move to a new home or residence. If minor children are involved, both parents frequently lose some time with those children. Financial assets are split or given up. Even friendships can suffer or be lost during the end of a marriage. The effects of a divorce run deep and last long indeed.
When a divorce is initially approached or discussed, emotions can be very high for both spouses. One person, commonly the husband, may choose to move out of the marital home. This is often done with good intentions in mind, sometimes even the thought of trying to keep things from becoming adversarial by cooperating with the other person. However, some experts believe this may not be the best course of action.
The person that leaves the house first, especially if in a hurry, is highly prone to leaving behind valuable documents that could become important later on in the divorce process. If these documents are not found when needed later on, there is little to no recourse. From a strictly financial perspective, moving into a new residence could show the court that one person can afford both homes. This may affect the amount of spousal support that ultimately is ordered.
These are just some of the concerns facing people who get divorced. Talking with a family law attorney could be a good way to understand some of the unexpected pitfalls or issues in a divorce and help people protect against unnecessary losses.
Source: Huffington Post, “Why Moving Out Is the Biggest Mistake in a Divorce,”Joseph E. Cordell, June 19, 2014