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How to handle living with an ex during divorce

| Mar 17, 2020 | Divorce |

In many cases, when individuals decide to end their marriages, finding alternative living arrangements is not always immediately possible. As a result, some Virginia residents may have to continue living together even though they have made the decision to divorce. This can certainly become a tricky situation to navigate, which is why it is best to prepare.

Sharing a space with anyone can be touchy at times, and doing so with an ex can be even more complicated. In efforts to make the ordeal a little less complicated, setting up boundaries is a good place to start. The parties could indicate that certain areas of the house are for one person and that other areas are for another. They may even decide to set up boundaries for when they are at the house at the same time or even when it comes to communicating with each other.

Even if the relationship ended by mutual agreement, it may be best to hold off on bringing new romantic interests to the home while still living with an ex. Not only could it be awkward for an ex, but it could also be off-putting for a new potential partner. Plus, it is typically better to wait until the entire divorce process is finalized before jumping into the dating pool.

Navigating divorce under any circumstances can be difficult, and while still living with an ex, it can be even more challenging to handle personal and legal matters related to the situation. It may be prudent for Virginia residents to inform their legal counsel that they are still living with an ex if that is the case. It could affect how certain matters pertaining to the case are handled, especially when creating arguments for specific outcomes.