If the home is marital property, or your separate property, you won’t lose your title or claim to the value of it if you move out before filing for divorce, but you may lose the right to access or control it for the duration of your divorce.
In some circumstances, that can mean a long period of time where you may have financial responsibilities to a property you can’t use.
In most cases, it’s better to wait until there are court orders in place to protect your interests before you take actions like moving out.
Once you’ve filed, the value of the home itself and your property in it are generally protected by automatic orders, and any special claims that are needed can be made in court.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you avoid common pitfalls and costly mistakes in your divorce.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney.