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I am currently separated and wish to start divorce proceedings

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Hi I am currently separated and wish to start divorce proceedings soon.
My wife gas left me and took my two children into a rented property.
I am in the family home which I own and only my name is ***** *****
I want to move away from the area, (not too far just so I don't need to bump into my ex every minute, with her boyfriend) I cannot bare to be in the family home.
Can I rent the family home while the divorce is going through?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.
Hi, thank you for your question. I am a qualified family law solicitor.
I do not see a reason which will prevent you from renting the family home temporarily, given that your wife and the children are accommodated elsewhere. However, be aware that as it is the family home your wife (and children) have a right to occupy it. Your wife also has more extensive rights in relation to assets and finances which will need to be negotiated either directly, through mediation or through the courts.
I would advise that you seek mediation in relation to the financial issues so that both you and your wife are on the same page.
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