Why Do I Need a Legal Separation Before Moving Out?
Why can’t I just move out?
Obviously, you are not precluded from moving out of the marital home anytime that you choose to. However, legal separation has advantages that simply moving out of the home does not.
When you are legally separated the assets and the debts that you have between you and your spouse are divided the same way as it is when you are getting a divorce. Your debts are yours, her debts are hers, or his debts are his.
Any property that’s accumulated by one of you after the legal separation has been finalized is considered separate property. So the other party does not have any rights to it.
And child support or alimony orders are not put in place when you simply just move out of the home.
For these reasons, it is better for you to be more protected, to do a legal separation, as opposed to simply just moving out of the home. Remember that nothing changes legally when you just simply move out of the home, you must take some legal action to be able to be legally protected.
To sum it up, moving out of the home is not as protective to the spouse, as a legal separation would be. Moving out without legal proceedings doesn’t change your legal status. You’re still liable for the financial choices of your spouse, and you do not have any child support or spousal support orders in place to protect you. If you would like to discuss this topic further and have further questions for me, please go to vegasdivorcemeeting.com. I’ll be more than happy to sit down with you to discuss your particular situation.
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