A: When breaking up, the decision to move out is a tricky one. This is the moment you need legal advice the most. Staying in a home with your ex can lead to tension and may not be good for your kids. But leaving the house without an agreement or court order leaves you vulnerable. One option is to go to court and ask that you stay in the house. Courts make a distinction between dividing family property and where children get to live before the property is divided. Alternatively, you could ask that a parenting agreement be signed before you move out.
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