California Divorce | Is It Okay To Live With Spouse During Divorce?

If you are considering getting divorced in California, you may be wondering if it is okay to live with your spouse while your are going through the divorce process.

This really depends upon the reason you are asking.  First, it may be by pure necessity that you continue to live with your spouse during the divorce process.

We are a licensed divorce document preparation firm that specializes in affordable California divorces and many of our clients continue to live with their spouses for financial reasons.  They just don’t have the ability to live separately until they get the divorce finanlized.  These couples will generally just maintain the status quo until their California divorce is completed.

If you are asking this question from a legal sense, we are not really going to address this.  If you are asking the question this way, you are probably wondering if  by living with your spouse, it will void the date of separation for purposes of community and separate property.  We are not going to address the legality of it from that viewpoint.

What you should know is that you can live together and still be separated.  You do not have to be living in separate homes to be considered separated.  There are some states that requires that but in California there is no requirement that you actually move out into separate homes.  It could just be that one of you sleeps on the couch or in another bedroom.

Because we are  not a law firm, most of our clients are attempting to work through their divorce as amicable as possible.  Most of them still live together out of necessity and will are working towards a resolution on how they are going to make it financially when they actually separate and their divorce is concluded.

So the answer is yes, it is okay to live with your spouse when you are getting divorced.  I have even had some clients complete their divorce and still live together.  Probably not the ideal scene, but I think you get the point.

We are a licensed divorce document preparation firm that specialized in California divorce.  Please give us a call to learn more about our fixed fee divorce pricing.