Although it is common behavior during a divorce for one individual to leave the home while the decision is being made to carry on with a separation or divorce there should be considerable thought and communication between the two individuals prior to one of them leaving the home, especially if there are children. A decision to leave the home can have immediate, and future, impact on the separation or divorce which could greatly affect the individuals and the children.
Regardless of the reasons, when one individual leaves the home during divorce, that individual can easily be represented as someone who has abandoned the family, unwilling to work towards compromise and sometimes even thought of as an abuser or negligent in some way.
These, and may other reason, are all things to avoid when leaving the home prior to a court order or decision.
There are many things to consider when the expectations from one, or both, individuals involved in a divorce include one individual leaving the home. It is strong recommended to always consult with Tampa divorce attorneys for guidance before making any decisions that may have an impact on the divorce.
Prior to leaving the home, an individual should communicate with the other about reasons why they should be expected to leave. If both parties agree that there is no immediate need or requirement to leave the home then actions should be taken by both individuals to remain in the home. In the case of separation with possible reconciliation, keep in mind that whoever leaves the home is highly unlikely to return because of the practical, financial and emotional difficulties that may be present. If it is agreed that both parties can remain in the home without causing disorder or an unfavorable environment, they can look at ways to ease this transition by one individual relocating their living space elsewhere in the home if space allows. If needed, individuals can develop a schedule that includes use of common space to avoid interaction with each other. In addition to creating an agreed upon schedule, both parties can look for other ways to avoid interaction by taking up activities outside of the home and looking for ways to allow the other time in the home without their presence. All of these suggestions will allow both parties to stay in the home and create a favorable presentation to any lawyer or court on their willingness to work towards an amicable solution for the divorce.
Although it may be best to work together for both individuals to stay in the home, keep in mind that if there is documented abuse or if protection is needed, it is always best for an individual to remove themselves from the environment immediately. Consult with a divorce attorney in Tampa for valuable information on how to handle these types of situations.
Wisdom should be used when considering a move from the home during separation or divorce. Working towards an agreeable solution could have a positive impact on the divorce for everyone involved.