Should I stay in our home after filing for divorce?
One of the most common and immediate questions in a divorce is “who stays in the house and who must leave?”. Most courts will not permit a spouse to lock out the other spouse from the marital residence. However, if safety or sanity is a concern, it might not be in your best interest to stay in the home. There are many things to consider when deciding if you should stay or if you should go, such as:
- who will have the custody of the children,
- whether you plan to keep the house or sell it and;
- whether you can financially keep the house.