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Leaving the Family Home During Divorce

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Oregon Divorce Frequently Asked Questions

No information below should be relied upon as formal legal advice. These answers should not be used in place of a personal consultation with a qualified lawyer.

 

Does it matter whether I leave the family home during my Oregon divorce?

Many clients ask if they can or should leave the family home when a divorce is pending. There is no generally applicable answer to this question. The correct decision is dependent upon your specific circumstances. There are a number of strategic considerations that should be a part of making such a move if you think a trial is likely. The departing spouse takes a real chance that re-entry will difficult if not impossible. In addition, moving away from the family home and the children may influence a judge if custody will be an issue.

Do not move out without consulting a qualified divorce lawyer first.

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