Does it matter if I move out of the house?

In today’s world, the courts no longer consider a move out of the former home as “abandonment.” If there is a risk of domestic violence or if the children are exposed to considerable conflict, it is better to separate as soon as possible.

Despite the fact that the courts no longer consider it “abandonment” if one party moves out of the marital home, minor children may experience the move as an abandonment.  The ideal is to have a written agreement about parenting time or a court order for parenting time before moving out of the house when there are minor children.