Why would a lawyer advise a cheating husband who has moved out of the family home to leave his belongings there?

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Why would a lawyer advise a cheating husband who has moved out of the family home to leave his belongings there?

My husband cheated (I have proof and this isn’t the first time) so I filed for divorce. He moved out agreeing that the children and I should keep the house, but he won’t remove his belongings “upon advice from his lawyer”. His things are a constant, painful reminder and I want them out.

Asked on June 27, 2012 under Family Law, Pennsylvania

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

I have no idea why your husband's attorney advised him to leave his belongings in the family home after he moved out. I can only speculate as to the rationale.

For example if there were furniture owned by your husband that he left behind then one reason for such is that he left the furniture for the children to use and not have a situation where the absence of such might upset the children further over the marital situation.


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