Should You Buy Out Your Spouse and Take the Marital Residence? How to Negotiate the Best Deal.

Should you buy out your spouse? Divorce often means a change in the status of the marital residence in one way or another. Either you are going to have one spouse remain in the house till the children reach the age of majority; or you are going to sell the house outright to a third party; … Continue reading “Should You Buy Out Your Spouse and Take the Marital Residence? How to Negotiate the Best Deal.”

Divorce real estate FAQ: 10 Frequently Asked Questions (with Answers!)

Divorce real estate FAQ: Real Estate Advice for Divorcing Couples Can I get exclusive occupancy while the divorce is pending? It depends on whether the judge has a reasonable basis such as domestic violence or something like that. Normally, a judge can’t just put a person out of their home. If living together during the … Continue reading “Divorce real estate FAQ: 10 Frequently Asked Questions (with Answers!)”

Tips for buying the first home after a divorce

After divorce, one of the first things you often need to do if find a new home – if you were not awarded the marital residence in the settlement agreement. Sometimes, depending on your income bracket, you may be looking for a new time share or vacation home in addition to just a new post-split domestic domicile. Often times (but not always) you will be downsizing since not only the family unit is smaller but so too is the wallet size given that once there were two and now there is only one. So these can be very stressful undertakings and considerations. Here are some tips for maneuvering the situation without completely becoming undone in the process. (click the title above to continue)

After divorce, one of the first things you often need to do if find a new home – if you were not awarded the marital residence in the settlement agreement. Sometimes, depending on your income bracket, you may be looking for a new time share or vacation home in addition to just a new post-split domestic domicile. Often times (but not always) you will be downsizing since not only the family unit is smaller but so too is the wallet size given that once there were two and now there is only one. So these can be very stressful undertakings and considerations. Here are some tips for maneuvering the situation without completely becoming undone in the process. (click the title above to continue)

The Big House Divorce Blues: 10 Reasons Your MacMansion Could Destroy Your Marriage

10 REASONS YOUR MACMANSION COULD DESTROY YOUR MARRIAGE If both partners are not totally on board with the purchase of the house for any reason but is going along to make the other partner “happy” this could lead to issues and problems down the road. One partner may feel the need to “show off” and … Continue reading “The Big House Divorce Blues: 10 Reasons Your MacMansion Could Destroy Your Marriage”

Divorce Real Estate: Mel B/Stephen Belafonte Slash Selling Price of Marital Home by Millions. Could This Move Work For You?

Divorce Real Estate, Mel B/Stephen Belafonte: Lessons for divorcing couples Divorce Real Estate, Mel B/Stephen Belafonte: Sometimes, when you are divorcing,  in order to close a real estate deal  (because you have to cash out quickly) one has to sell the real estate that is available whether it is the marital home, vacation residence of any … Continue reading “Divorce Real Estate: Mel B/Stephen Belafonte Slash Selling Price of Marital Home by Millions. Could This Move Work For You?”

Need to Sell the Marital Residence Quickly After Divorce? Try a Raffle!

DIVORCE & REAL ESTATE: Tips for Selling the Marital Residence For a lot of couples, the marital residence is their main asset. What to do with it after a divorce is always a big question and headache. Should they sell it? Should one of them buy the other out? Should the custodial parent get to … Continue reading “Need to Sell the Marital Residence Quickly After Divorce? Try a Raffle!”

Buy a Home With Character After Your Divorce

It is always a challenge to get a home that has the right amount of “character.” After a divorce, it is imperative to start over in the right home so that you don’t add depression to depression to even more depression. What is a house with character? Well that is a personal thing isn’t it? … Continue reading “Buy a Home With Character After Your Divorce”

Post Divorce Should You Just Split the House in Two and Share With Your Ex?

The house and what to do with it after you divorce can be a very big headache for couples. For one thing, you have to buy out and for another thing you have to refinance and for a third you have to pay the mortgage all alone on one  salary. This is often not only … Continue reading “Post Divorce Should You Just Split the House in Two and Share With Your Ex?”

What happens to your coop when you get divorced? Who gets what?

So it is possible, post-split, that a board could withdraw its approval of the now single tenant. The board conceivably could force a sale of the coop

So it is possible, post-split, that a board could withdraw its approval of the now single tenant. The board conceivably could force a sale of the coop

The Marital Residence: Who gets it after divorce?

Memories are hard to let go For many couples, one of the biggest and most difficult issues is the marital residence. Who gets it after a divorce? For couples of modest and ordinary means (as compared to affluent couples) the marital residence is usually the main asset, the biggest most valuable thing they own together. … Continue reading “The Marital Residence: Who gets it after divorce?”

Tough real estate market leaves divorcing couples in New Jersey with tough choices and few options

  The pile up of homes in New Jersey that are “unsellable” continue to mushrooom. This is having a very serious effect on couples in the divorce process. Many are left with having to make tough choices, like: staying together and eschewing divorce even if the marriage is miserable; living under the same roof even … Continue reading “Tough real estate market leaves divorcing couples in New Jersey with tough choices and few options”

SHANGHAI: Fake divorces on the rise: New Chinese law that limits home buyers to one home triggers rise in fake divorces

The Chinese are getting fake divorces according to China Daily and CNN We ran a story about this a few months ago but I just read this in CNN this morning as I was in the middle of my morning espresso (which I imbibed with two stolen Tootsie Rolls (kleptoed from a huge bag of … Continue reading “SHANGHAI: Fake divorces on the rise: New Chinese law that limits home buyers to one home triggers rise in fake divorces”

CHINA: Married couples divorce so they can qualify to buy a second home

CHINA: And you thought the only thing fake in China were the Gucci bags. Turns out, China, in an effort to stop speculation on housing, has tightened the terms of mortgage lending for second homes, forcing married couples with money to invest in second homes to divorce each other in order to obtain more favorable … Continue reading “CHINA: Married couples divorce so they can qualify to buy a second home”