By Jennifer M. Paine
Cordell & Cordell Divorce Lawyer
If you are like most divorcing couples, moving out of the marital home is not only risky (it’s been dubbed one of "The 10 Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce" by Cordell & Cordell co-founder Joseph Cordell), it is also financially disastrous.
There's the increased housing expenses, for one thing, plus the burden to friends and family who intend to "help out" for a short time and then find themselves sharing homes for months, a year, or more while the divorce goes on.
Add to these the loss of control over what occurs in your home when you are gone and the uncertainty to children, who naturally ask where each parent will live, and you have one potent situation should you separate.
But, often, the alternative is not that appealing. It is a rare couple that can cohabit peacefully while they are divorcing. Instead, the situation at home feels more like a pot of water ready to boil over.
So, what can you do to avoid the costs and uncertainty of moving out, but make things easier while you and your soon-to-be-ex live together? Try these five tips on how to live together during the divorce process.