When parties separate, a very common question is, who moves out of the family home? Another common question is, my friends have told me I need to stay in the house, is that true?
In reality, nobody actually has to move out of the family home for separation to have occurred. It is entirely possible to be separated and living under the one roof and this is quite a common occurrence. Sometimes it is not possible for one party to move out of the family home because of a variety of reasons, financial reasons being prime among them. You generally cannot force the other party to move out, nor can the other party force you to move out – this is so even if one party solely owns the family home.