At Home With Divorce (Custody)

If minor children have lived in the home of a divorcing couple, serious consideration should be given to finding a method of division that allows the spouse who retains physical custody of the children to remain in the family home. This is regarded favorably by many judges, and is generally considered to be in the best interest of the children. It also lessens the severe economic burdens that may be placed on the spouse with custody. It may be seen one-sided for one spouse to have custody of the children and to have possession of the family home. In reality, however, in nearly every divorce situation in which children are involved, it is the spouse without custody who fares better economically.