Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Texas

Q: If I leave my marital home before divorced & rent an apartment, will I forfeit all my rights to the home?

I own a home with my husband. I want to move out. If I leave and rent an apartment before divorce is filed or completed, is that considered abandonment of the marital home? Will I automatically lose any right to the value of the home or money made off the sale of the house?

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Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
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  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If your home is community property you do not lose your equity if you move out.

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