Unless there is a court order, you and your spouse have the same rights regardless of whether or not you continue to live together. If you and your spouse have children, you both continue to have equal rights to decide where the children live, go to school, what doctor they should see, etc. Likewise, you and your spouse have equal rights to the marital home, bank accounts, and other marital property. However, if one party disposes of or liquidates assets shortly before starting the dissolution, that party may be required to account for that money during the dissolution proceeding. Similar conduct may be relevant in the context of custody and parenting time as well.

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