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Living Together During Your Divorce

As many of you probably know, moving out of the marital home prior to the finalization of your divorce is actually a terrible idea. Moreover, residing in the same residence throughout your divorce can also ease some of your financial burdens. Despite the number of benefits living in the marital home provides, it is still undoubtedly difficult to live with your soon-to-be ex-spouse during the divorce process. The two of you likely have a lot of unresolved issues and you probably would not be getting a divorce it was easy for you to live together.

How to Share the Same Space Throughout the Divorce Process

Just because living together during this difficult time is a challenge, does not mean it cannot be done. One thing you will need to always keep in mind is that you cannot let your emotions get the best of you. A hot temper will not do you any favors!

Here are some tips that will help you live with your spouse as you dissolve your marriage:

  • Respect each other’s space: Since you are sharing a home, for now, it would be helpful to designate certain areas to one another, so that you can each have your own space where you feel you can retreat to without worrying about your spouse invading that space. Of course, in order for this to work, you will both have to respect the boundaries you set, or else this will not be an effective method. If you cannot designate certain areas of the home to one another, try to create your own respective routines that will allow you to stay out of each other’s hair.
  • Remain calm when around your children: If you and your spouse share children, it is particularly crucial to not lose your cool. Not only is fighting around your children bad for your child custody case, but it is also bad for them and will cause a lot of unnecessary stress. Try to practice anger management and do not engage in personal discussions that can potentially lead to heated arguments. If you need to discuss something important or something that pertains to your divorce, save it for when you are with your attorney or at a time when your children are not present.
  • Work on your communications skills: Since it can take quite some time before your divorce is finalized, the last thing you want is to live in a hostile home environment for a prolonged amount of time. Instead of having to cope with an uncomfortable living situation, try making an effort to work on your communication skills. The hard work you put into communicating will also come in handy for your future as co-parents, so you might as well work on your ability to be civil and respectful now.

Contact Our Trusted Divorce Team Today!

Getting a divorce is a complicated process that is also emotionally overwhelming. At Casey, Simmons & Bryant, PLLC, our divorce attorneys will guide you through the process and help protect your interests. Our team has the knowledge and insight to get you through this difficult time as smoothly as possible.

Contact our law office today at (731) 256-0023 to schedule a free and confidential case review with one of our attorneys.