Living Together After the Divorce is Final

May 13, 2011
Categories: Post Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

Before filing for divorce, spouses should consider the costs of separation. Begin by creating a balance sheet showing your monthly household income verses expenses. The next step is to divide both incomes in half, double the amount of the household expenses, and subtract total expenses from the net income. This is the amount of extra income that will be available to you after you have paid your post-divorce monthly expenses. When creating a new budget, many couples find that there will be little, if any, excess income available to them once they have paid their monthly bills. It is at this time that they also realize that they cannot afford to maintain two households. This is the reason for a recent trend where divorced couples continue to live together in the marital home rather than moving out and paying for separate residences. Although far from ideal, this generally uncomfortable arrangement still allows both parties to maintain a higher standard of living than they could afford if living separately.

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