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Why do solicitors often recommend...

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Psychologika Wed 27-Sep-17 14:23:29

Not leaving the family home when divorcing? I would have thought that it shouldn't make a difference in terms of the eventual financial split, but I've often heard that you should stay?

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thistoosha11pass Wed 27-Sep-17 18:44:38

I’m having this issue with my soon to be ex. It’s torture and fucking up our kids to be in this atmosphere.

CousinKrispy Thu 28-Sep-17 14:45:16

I would be interested to know this too.

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 28-Sep-17 17:47:57

Because you establish that you can afford to house yourself and this can decrease the settlement you receive.

Ttbb Thu 28-Sep-17 17:51:06

Because it will make it easier for the other party to claim that they really need it and that you can afford to pay both for it and your own accommodation too.

Familylawsolicitor Thu 28-Sep-17 17:51:25

It's because you can lose negotiation leverage.

But sometimes it's a balancing act between losing leverage and not being able to bear staying in the house together (and negative impact on kids).

It shouldn't affect the financial outcome but if one party is sitting pretty in that FMH and th other is desperate to release equity it can cause a negotiating power imbalance.

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