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Moving Out Before A Divorce

There are several reasons that may lead to a couple getting a divorce. Some choose to call it quits as a mutual decision because things may not be working out as well as they want it to. Others choose to end it because they just can’t stand being with their partners, and sometimes this isn’t a mutual decision. For these kinds of situations, one might even think about moving out first and then getting a divorce. But is this the right thing to do?


If you’re considering moving out to get away from your spouse, you’re going to want to give it some thought first. While moving out may not necessarily be wrong, you’ll have to make sure that it’s at least a sustainable decision for you. Remember, when you move out, you’ll be on your own. You’ll have to be the one in charge of finding ways to support yourself. You also have to remember that you aren’t free from any financial obligations that you had before you moved out. If you don’t think you’ll be able to move out without struggling, such as with your finances, then maybe you should think twice.


Aside from it being sustainable, you’ll have to think about the impact moving out will have. For example, if you choose to move out, especially against your spouse’s will, you will have to accept how that will affect your relationship with them. Unless, of course, it’s of no consequence for you. If you have children, you might also want to consider them in your decision, especially if you worry about their well-being. If you decide to move out of your house and leave your children, it might affect whether or not you get custody over them later in your divorce. Your decision, beneficial as it may be for you, may not have the same impact on other aspects of your life. That’s why you should at least weigh the consequences so that you know what to expect.

Deciding to move out of your house may seem like a simple decision to make. You don’t like it anymore? Just leave. But the reality is it isn’t that simple. There are several factors you have to take into account. And, for some, there are even some unwanted consequences that might come from that decision. So, before doing anything, it’s best you weigh your options and see if it’s okay that you move out before getting a divorce or if it’s better to do it after.

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Mr. Hutton is a Divorce and Custody Lawyer based out of Round Rock, TX. His background is with child psychology at Arizona State University where he received a B.S. in 2006, and he continued this by working with the Children’s Right’s Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law where he received his J.D. in 2009. Throughout his practice, he has been a strong proponent of utilizing modern technology to improve his practice and the representation of his clients. He currently is the technology chair of CAFA of Travis County and is committed to improving and modernizing the practice of law in Texas. If you have any questions you can contact him at

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