Should we sell our home before we get divorced?

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Should we sell our home before we get divorced?

The decision to divorce is indeed a challenging one, and the intricate matters that follow can be equally daunting. One such issue is the question of what to do with the marital home. Should it be sold or retained? This question is faced by many couples going through a divorce, and the answer is not always clear-cut. At Reifman Law Offices, we understand the complexities surrounding this decision, and we are here to guide you through this process.

Selling the Home: Advantages and Disadvantages

Selling a home before a divorce carries both advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, it can provide each party with immediate liquidity, which can be particularly beneficial if there are significant marital debts to be paid off. A sale can also offer a clean break, allowing both parties to move forward without any lingering joint financial obligations. However, selling the home might also have potential drawbacks. One of the significant concerns is the possible tax implications. Depending on the extent of capital gains from the sale, there might be hefty taxes to pay. Additionally, the current real estate market conditions will significantly influence whether selling the home will be financially advantageous. 

Retaining the Home: Stability and Financial Considerations

Retaining the home, on the other hand, could provide stability, especially for spouses who have children wishing to maintain some consistency in their lives. This option might also be attractive if the real estate market is not favorable for sellers. However, it’s worth noting that the spouse who keeps the home will likely need to buy out the other spouse’s equity share, which could be a substantial financial burden.

Emotional Factors and Personal Considerations

It is also crucial to consider the emotional factors tied to the family home. For some, the home holds cherished memories, and letting go can be tough. For others, selling the home might symbolize a fresh start, free from the past.

Importance of Accurate Valuation and Legal Guidance

Regardless of the path chosen, it is essential to have an accurate valuation of the property. This process ensures a fair division of assets and prevents potential disputes down the line. At Reifman Law Offices, the complexities surrounding property division in divorce cases are well understood. Arkady Reifman, with his extensive experience in family law since 2003, provides personalized service to guide clients through these challenging decisions. 

Seek Professional Legal Advice

This decision is not one to be taken lightly, and professional legal advice can make all the difference. The team at Reifman Law Offices is committed to providing affordable, knowledgeable, and compassionate service to advocate tenaciously for clients’ rights. Remember, you are not alone in this journey. Reifman Law Offices is here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring that you make informed decisions that align with your best interests. To discuss your unique situation and explore the best possible options, contact Reifman Law Offices for a consultation. We are dedicated to helping you move forward with confidence and peace of mind.

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