Every case is unique but this is a common question. Many people are concerned with ‘abandonment”. This is typically not the issue with leaving the house(in a very few cases it might be) but moving out does impact you case. A negatives include that it sets a precedent and a divorce can take some time to conclude. It may be hard to move back in and may also impact custody of the children along with not having leverage to have the house sold. Many times, it does make sense and some of the legal advantages or better leverage are outweighed by the stress or unhappiness of remaining in the home. It is important to go over the advantages and disadvantages with an attorney.