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Dealing with a home sale following a divorce or separation

For many Illinois couples who are coping with a volatile marriage, the idea of divorce is often a solution that allows both parties to eventually move forward and put time consuming disagreements in the past. However, separating does not come without its fair share of difficulties. Many couples have to make important decisions about the welfare of their children, how finances will be divided and what should be done with shared property and assets. 

When a couple owns a home together for example, they will be required to reach an agreement about whether the home will be sold, who will assume payments and whether or not one person will keep the property.

When a couple knows they will be separating, they may be able to reach an amicable solution without much tension if one partner agrees to buy the other out of his or her share of the home. This is an especially appealing solution for couples who have young children who may be further stressed by a sudden move. Another option people may consider is to lease or rent their property until the market gets to a place where selling would be highly advantageous. 

If someone is dealing with a divorce, it may be in his or her best interest to enlist the help of an attorney. A legal professional can vouch for a person's desires and try to help him or her acquire the property that is rightfully theirs in a difficult situation like divorce. 

Source: Realty Times, "Tips For Selling Your Home Before or After a Divorce," Chris Cahill, Mar. 26, 2018

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