Will I (or my spouse) be forced to move out of our house when the divorce is filed?

Not necessarily.  In fact, some spouses continue to reside together while a divorce is pending (and even shortly after a Judgment of Divorce Nisi has entered.)  The Court will not — and cannot — order a spouse to leave the house UNLESS the Court is convinced that the other spouse is entitled to an Abuse Prevention Order (often referred to as a Restraining Order) or the Court determines, “after a hearing, that the health, safety or welfare of the moving party or any minor children residing with the parties would be endangered or substantially impaired by a failure to enter such an order.”

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