Open Accessibility Menu
We are open! While our physical offices are closed, our team is working from remote offices using secure technology platforms including video conferencing. Learn More
Committed To Developing The Best Solution For Your Family

Should I Move Out?

Should I Move Out Before Divorce?

Are you considering filing for a divorce in Colorado? If so, there are probably numerous questions swirling around in your mind, including: “where will you live?”, “should I move out before divorce?” and “how will you support yourself if your spouse was the primary breadwinner?”. The Colorado divorce lawyers at the Harris Law Firm have decades of experience helping women and men determine how a divorce will affect their finances, their assets, their children and their future.

While each couple’s situation varies, there are some general pieces of advice we can offer regarding whether or not you (or your spouse) should move out of the home you have shared during your marriage

e. When children are involved, however, the issue of who should move out becomes much more complex.

Because a couple’s home is often their most valuable asset, both husband and wife will probably feel an emotional connection to that home; this connection makes it difficult to leave the home. However, if the home is filled with bad memories, possibly related to domestic violence or substance abuse issues, it becomes much easier to just pack up and leave it all behind. Another issue that often makes it easy to leave a home you’ve shared with your spouse is if infidelity occurred in the home.

Sometimes, however, it’s not easy to pack up and leave because your home may have provided years of fond memories. When couples are separating, the decision of who should leave the home can be quite challenging. If you and your spouse cannot decide who gets what, so to speak, then your Colorado divorce lawyers and the courts will decide for you.

See What Our Clients Have To Say

  • I've been very impressed with Harris Family Law through this whole process. - Pat
  • Your kids will thank you. - Michael
  • My lawyer saved me from myself. - Jeff
  • I’m starting my new life now. - Scott
  • With help from some great support resources, we are stable, happy, and moving forward to a great new life. - Amy
  • Once my legal team stepped in, things rapidly began to change. - Anonymous
  • After hiring my lawyer, I am certain that I made the right choice. - Joel
  • Your fast responses to all of our questions and your concern for our situation really made us feel at ease. - Chris
  • I've been very impressed with Harris Family Law through this whole process. - Pat
  • You have been nothing less than fantastic thank you so much and look forward to never having to work with you in the future - Nate

We Care about our Clients, our Team and our Community

  • Our Clients You come to us for guidance, support and assistance at a trying time. We take this responsibility very seriously. You deserve a high level of service and excellent legal representation. WE CARE about your challenges, solutions and process for resolution.
  • Our Team We celebrate the many individual strengths that make up The Harris Law Firm team. We encourage growth while also promoting a collaborative working environment. WE CARE about our team and strive to ensure an environment of collegiality, appreciation and consistent professional development.
  • Our Community The Harris Law Firm supports the legal, local and international community. Through deliberate strategic giving efforts, we work together to bring strength, happiness and empowerment to Colorado and beyond. WE CARE about our role in the world around us.

Contact Our Colorado
Family Law Firm

If you are in need of a compassionate, skilled, and experienced Colorado family law attorney, The Harris Law Firm can help. If you have a legal question about a domestic relations issue, including divorce and the allocation of parental rights, please complete our contact form below. A member of our legal team will be in touch with you soon to arrange a private consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. Together we can find a resolution.
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email address.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • Please enter a message.
  • Please make a selection.