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New Jersey Divorce | Abandonment of the Home

Understanding Divorce Abandonment

If you are undergoing a New Jersey divorce or legal separation, it is important to consider where you will live during the divorce process. The marital home is often one of the largest assets in the marital estate, and during any divorce matter it is important to carefully assess every decision that is made regarding the home. These decisions include your continued occupancy of the home pending the final Judgment of Divorce.

If you are concerned about leaving your home during your NJ divorce or other pending family law matter, it is advisable to discuss this issue with an experienced New Jersey divorce and family law attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC prior to making any moves. Moving out of your home during this critical time could have an impact on a variety of issues including:

  • Custody of your children
  • Parenting time with your children
  • Child Support payments
  • Alimony payments
  • And more

Your Unique Circumstances

At Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC, our New Jersey divorce and family law attorneys understand that every family circumstance is different. As such, our New Jersey family law attorneys take the time to learn about you and your family's unique situation. It is also equally important to discuss all aspects of your family situation with your NJ family law attorney, including:

  • All aspects of your employment
  • Income for both parties
  • Child caretaking responsibilities for both parents
  • Household responsibilities for both parents
  • And more

Providing these important details will help your attorney as they work with you during your New Jersey divorce process.

Before you leave your home, consider this:

When thinking about maintaining a second home or apartment during the litigation stage of your New Jersey divorce matter, it is imperative to consider the practical child and financial impacts, including the following:

  • What expenses will be incurred with your new home?
  • What expenses will you be responsible to maintain at your existing marital home?
  • Will you be absorbing two mortgages, two property tax payments, two insurance premiums, multiple monthly utility bills, etc.?
  • How will both homes be paid for and maintained?
  • Can your children be bused to school from both residences?
  • Do your children have easy transportation options to and from their activities and both residences?
  • What would a realistic, temporary child visitation plan look like until the final agreement is signed?
  • If a move is necessary for job purposes, what geographical range of options are available to you and how will such a move influence your custody and parenting time with your children?

At Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC, our experienced NJ family law attorneys will help you find the answers to these questions and present all of your legal options to you, so you can make the decision that is best for you and your children.