If you will not be remaining in the marital home after your divorce, a move is in your future. Moving is stressful under the best of circumstances, but when you add a divorce on top of it, it can feel overwhelming. Follow these tips to make your move successful and your new home feel like yours.
- Think about what kind of home you need before you move. It’s tempting to find something quickly, particularly if you are still living with your spouse, but your needs have changed and it is important to consider the size, neighborhood, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and general character of the home or apartment that will suit your new life.
- Make lists of items you need in your new home. You will likely be able to negotiate with your spouse to take some items you need from the marital home, but it is unlikely you will get everything you need. Create a list of what you need to buy and use it to shop sales, consignment stores, and eBay for inexpensive replacements. Build into your negotiations the costs associated with replacing items if you can.
- Take the time to paint. It’s tempting to move in and get settled quickly, but the truth is that paint is an inexpensive and easy way to personalize a home, not to mention make it brighter and more cheerful.
- Listen to your own sense of style. This is your chance to decorate and set up your home in a way that appeals to you and you alone. Use and buy only things you really like or that meet your needs.
- Make yourself comfortable. You want your new home to be a place where you feel happy, relaxed, and free. You have no one to answer to but yourself, so this is your chance to express yourself.
DeTorres & DeGeorge is the law firm you need for your divorce case in the Flemington and Clinton area of New Jersey. Call us today.