What to do before leaving family home


#1

It appears that it has come to that point where my wife is going to ask me to leave the house. Is there a list or something of items/tasks that I need to make sure that I do before I leave?


#2

Some things to consider and think about before you move out and begin the separation (this is not a comprehensive list):
(1) Finances: You will need to be clear on how the household bills for the marital residence will be paid, and who will pay them, until everything else is finalized.

(2) Custody: If there are minor children, you and your wife will need to come up with a temporary custody arrangement, if possible.

(3) Personal Property: Before you move out, you should try to take as many of your personal belongings as you can because it may be awhile before you can go back to the house and retrieve the rest of the items.

(4) You will need copies of your financial documents before you leave.

You and your wife can also negotiate and execute a separation agreement before you actually move out and separate.


Anna Ayscue

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