When you begin a divorce action in Buffalo, it may help to consider yourself frozen in place for the short term.
You’re still on the hook for all the usual payments you’d make – mortgage or rent, utilities, credit card payments, and so on.
You and your spouse, along with your lawyers, will negotiate a temporary agreement that will establish some guidelines for these issues and you’ll live under them until the final stipulation of settlement is in place.
One major part of the divorce action is equitably distributing the assets and debts between the parties.
As far as bills like utilities and household maintenance, your share will certainly be impacted by whether you want to remain in the marital residence or move out.
The temporary agreement is where you establish boundaries you are comfortable with, but you need to negotiate them smartly.
Call the Buffalo divorce attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer at 716-542-5444 for help getting the most out of the temporary agreement, and beyond.
We help our clients land on their feet after a divorce.