Divorce is difficult, no matter what people say otherwise. It is not easy to part ways with someone you’ve loved and decide to spend the rest of your lives together under one roof. Do not underestimate the situation; it is quite a challenge. It takes a toll on your mental and physical health. It is a life-changing event that can overwhelm you with many emotions. It can trigger anger, sadness, bitterness, hurtful feelings, or relief. What happens after you divorce your partner? Do you intend to stay in touch? Do you cohabitate together but live separate lives? Do you feel interested in talking to or meeting your ex? Every individual is wired differently and functions accordingly. It can be hard to answer these questions blanketly. Some have arguments based on if they have children and share their custody or other everyday things that make them come together. What if there are no kids, but you work at the same organization? How will that turn out if you cut complete ties with your ex-partner? Honestly, everyone’s situation is different, and it can be difficult as it depends on the person’s willingness to take things forward.

It is common for a divorced couple to reconsider their decision and reconcile. While in some cases, a couple may choose to live together even after the divorce. If divorced couples decide to live together, they mutually share all the responsibilities of parenting kids outside of marriage. And if you are wondering why anyone would want to live together, there could be many reasons for it. It could be beneficial as place hunting takes time and might even take a while with kids. Before moving out, one must thoroughly assess many factors about the new place, such as school, community, crime rate, and many others. Moreover, what could be the legal effects of cohabitation after divorce is something everyone is always concerned about.

Another important reason could be to minimize the disruption in children’s lives, financial issues, etc. They might choose to share the expenses and split the duties if they have children. Divorce laws are slightly unclear as the law allows child custody and child support, and if both are living together, then chances are the support obligation to be altered. The reason is that the spouse is already bearing the expenses as they all live together.

Moreover, even if the couple does not have children, they still likely cohabitate for their reasons after the divorce. They choose to live under one roof but lead their separate lives. But remember, this is only feasible if both are on good terms while parting ways. Couples who are unable to come to terms with the reality and find it hard to be on the same page with each other about separation may have the most challenging time. They may have difficulty reconciling over many issues, such as finances.  

This is where our experienced divorce lawyers can help you when contemplating living with your ex after divorce. We can guide and ease your divorce process while you try and figure out so many things in your life. So, schedule a consultation with Shaffer Family Law at (480) 470-3030.

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