If my husband and I qualify for a summary dissolution, is it possible for us to continue to live together during the cool down period until it is finalized?

Asked on July 19, 2012 under Family Law, California


Phong Han / Eaton & Associates

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Nothing in a divorce prevents you from continuing to live together, even after you are divorced.  The requirement for a divorce is that irreconcilable differences have arisen that have caused a complete breakdown of your marriage and there is nothing that can be done to repair the marriage.  There are some couples that divorce and stay in the same home because of financial or family (children) reasons until circumstances change that allow one of them to move out.  The circumstances are different for different people.

For more specific advice on your personal case, you can consult a local family law attorney to assist you in determining whether or not this would be a good idea for you and your husband.

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