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In most divorces, property has to be divided. Oftentimes, a divorcing couple’s most valuable asset (or greatest liability) is their real property (i.e. their house). As such, special attention must be paid to this property both during and after dissolution of a marriage. The New York Times recently ran an article about real estate agents who have found a niche helping people that have recently divorced (or are in the process of divorcing) market their real property. The article provides useful tips for parties in this situation.

The article is also of interest for its proposition regarding families choosing to live close together after divorce to make co-parenting easier. In our experience, for families that have decent communication skills and can tolerate being around each other, this can be a good option. It allows frequent visitation with each parent, allows both parents to attend the child(ren)’s events, and minimizes transportation time for the kids.

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As part of most divorce property distributions, at least one piece of real property has to be distributed. For many people, dissolving their marriage is the first time, in a long time, that they have had to think about their real estate holdings as more than a place they call home. As such, many people feel unprepared to navigate the valuation, refinancing, and/or sale, of their real property. It is our belief that the more you know about your property, the better equipped you will be to make the best decision regarding its disbursal.

As part of his series, Divorce Dollars and Sense, meant to help people navigate the financial aspects of divorce, Jeff Landers provides a list of seven things he says women (and we say all people) need to think about when dealing with real estate as part of their divorce.

For many of our clients, their real property is their greatest asset – or in this market, their greatest liability. With so much on the line, it is important that you have the best team of professionals on your side. In addition to strong legal advocacy, this may include the use of our network of respected real estate professionals. We are ready to help you navigate the real property issues in your divorce.

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