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Who Gets the House in a Divorce?

During a divorce, one of the most controversial and complicated matters to resolve is who will get the marital home. Oftentimes, this home is the most valuable asset in a divorce, and carries a lot of emotional weight with it as well. Selling the marital home can be an incredibly life-changing event, which is why it is important to settle the reasons of keeping your home early on.

Children are the first and foremost reason many people want to keep the marital home. Divorce can be traumatizing enough as it is, and being forced to move to a new place in a new neighborhood can cause a lot of strife in the household. Coming to an amicable agreement with your ex-spouse regarding your children’s living situation is crucial to making the divorce as seamless as it possibly can be.

Sometimes, people get incredibly emotionally attached to their martial home for a number of reasons. The obvious reason, of course, are all of the memories shared in the home, as well as all of the time and energy put into creating and decorating the home of your dreams. Secondly, people often don’t like giving up their marital home because it has been in their family’s ownership for many, many generations. If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement about how to settle the marital assets, including your home, the next step is to take it to court where a judge will determine who is best fit to take on complete ownership of the house.

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Unfortunately, ex-spouses may sometimes try to keep the family home simply out of spite. Divorce isn’t always a positive experience, and taking the home away from an ex because of control, vindication, or greed can occur, too. Singlehandedly taking on your ex-spouse drastically slims your chances of getting what you want out of the divorce. However, with the help of our team from Casey, Simmons, Bryant, PLLC, you can rely on the help of an experienced and determined Jackson divorce lawyer who will work tireless to prevent these instances from happening. Serving Jackson, Memphis, Clarksville, and West and Middle Tennessee, we are well-versed in the intricacies of family law and will be able to help streamline this entire process for you.

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