wondering this myself.
If a dependent spouse ( and one who traditionally has been very dependent with the other spouse making substantially more money), has been awarded the marital home then I would think they would make consesions for that dependent spouse to afford to live in that home (what good is big home if you can not pay the bills)
Unless they think the spouse wishes to sell the home
But if it is clearly stated by the dependent spouse that they do not wish to sell and wish to live in the marital home with the children, then they should be also awarded funds in ED to afford the home.
Just my thought
(I have been to court three times now and I see a trend, at least with my judge) She is making her decisions based on the children’s needs, and what is right and fair for them. I would think then that a judge would make sure the spouse living in the home, taking care of the kids, had the funds to do so.