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Considering one's options concerning the family home in divorce

Many individuals in Georgia and elsewhere place a great deal of importance on protecting their financial futures when facing the end of a marriage. Prior to entering divorce proceedings, each spouse may have different opinions concerning what is important to the future. However, the family home is a major concern for many individuals, prompting some to seek guidance on how best to handle this particular asset.

Concerning the family home in divorce, a couple may only have a few viable options to choose from. One option is to sell the house and split the profit, which could prove beneficial in many scenarios. However, in some cases, the home may hold a great deal of sentimental value, and if children are involved, parents might be reluctant to sell the house, and choose instead to allow kids to remain in a comfortable setting.

If keeping the house is the preferred option, a couple may have to choose between refinancing the mortgage under one person's name or remaining co-owners. Much like every divorce is different, the most viable option regarding the family home may differ depending on the variables present during divorce. Each option may offer its own potential advantages or disadvantages, and gaining an understanding of these before coming to a decision could prove beneficial.

When facing divorce, an individual may wish to cover every aspect of the process. Since this can be a stressful and daunting task, one could consider speaking with a family law attorney for guidance in making informed decisions regarding his or her future. An attorney can address the needs and concerns of a client in Georgia and assist in pursuing the best outcome possible during divorce proceedings.

Source: nerdwallet.com, "How to Split Home Value in a Divorce", Holden Lewis, Nov. 22, 2017

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