The last blog discussed the situation where a family may be living together under one roof throughout the divorce process. This post aims to discuss how remaining in the marital home can impact the children involved. If you and your spouse are going through a divorce and continuing to live together, here are some things you may want to consider:
- How might living together affect the emotional outcome of your children? What can be done to protect their best interests in this situation. There is a risk that children may be exposed to tension or conflict, so if you and your spouse are residing together, it may be necessary to take extra precautions to consider the needs of your children.
- How should intense and aggressive arguments be handled? If confrontations occur and are reported, it could have an impact on things like custody. Allegations of domestic violence could occur and be reported (rightfully or wrongfully) making a parent look unfit to the court.
If even considering these factors, you and your spouse choose to reside together during the divorce process, you may want to make sure you are on the same page. You could sit down and discuss schedules, responsibilities, and what each of you hopes to gain by living under the same roof.
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