Who Should Retain the House in Your Divorce?

By Lois G. Schwartz | June 28, 2018

Cherry Hill, New Jersey Divorce Attorney Dividing PropertyDividing up property during a divorce is extremely complicated. One of the biggest points of contention is often who will keep the family house after a divorce. The family home is typically one of the biggest assets between a couple, and it becomes even more critical to maintain when children are involved. It’s important for each spouse to consider a number of factors before determining whether they should keep the house or not.

Factors to Consider

The most important factor that needs to be considered is whether you can financially afford to maintain the home or not without your spouse’s income. While you may or may not be pursuing spousal support, the owner of the home will be required to maintain all future expenses including taxes and mortgage payments. In addition, the homeowner will need to stay on top of the house’s maintenance. People are usually emotionally invested in the family home. Each individual needs to consider whether they want to remain in the same place or start anew. Every person’s situation, feelings, and circumstances are unique, so it is up to you to decide what is best for you and your family.

How Can a Divorce Attorney Help?

Attorney Lois Garber Schwartz knows how overwhelming such a monumental decision can be in the midst of emotional turmoil and separation from your spouse. Her experience and compassion can provide you with the trusted legal counsel you need to help you make these important decisions. Her supportive counsel will help you focus on your family’s long-term goals. If you are interested in her guidance, then reach out to her law firm today at 856-375-8989 to get started on your case.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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