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06 Mar 08 #16062 by soon2be
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i am divorcing my husband due to his unreasonable behaviour. He is refusing to leave the matrimonial home until the finances are settled. Th situation is awful.We have 3 children. a relative has offered me enough money to rent a property until our affairs are settled in court. If i leave the matrimonial home with my children, will this affect how the court rules?

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07 Mar 08 #16077 by juttabeck
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Is there any reason why you can't settle the finances between yourselves now? That would then speed things up, but I know that it isn't the easiest thing to sort out!

I don't know what the implications are of you leaving the FMH, but I would err on the side of caution if you can, and stay there.

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