The scenario of a husband and wife living in separate households as they battle out a divorce happens mostly in movies.
No law says that when a spouse files for divorce, the other must immediately move out.
Many couples divide household bills proportionately with their incomes.
If you earn 70 percent of your combined incomes, take responsibility for 70 percent of household expenses and give the others to your spouse.
But before you sign the papers, take a deep breath.
Dating is a stage of romantic relationships in humans whereby two people meet socially with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in an intimate relationship or marriage.
It will give each parent some free time to begin transitioning to a single life.
It will also help you figure out what sort of parenting plan will work when you’re divorced and living separately.
The court generally can't make such an order unless one of you files for divorce first, but the act of filing for divorce doesn't force either of you out, at least not by itself.
Chances are, if you’re about to file for divorce, you’re pretty sure you want one.