How to avoid a real estate tug-of-war if you're headed for divorce court

Splitting real estate in a divorce can be very stressful, but there are ways to protect yourself against at least some of it. Prenups are not just for the rich anymore, as they can help smooth some of the creases in an already painful situation. Real estate attorneys and divorce attorneys alike agree that a prenup may help with the rising number of divorces across the United States. Paper trails on large improvements and appliance purchases are a good idea as well, helping to keep note of what each spouse has paid for at any given time.

The house is always a focal point in a divorce because of both the expense and the memories made. If both spouses want it, it can cause quite a bit of trouble. If it becomes obvious that selling is the best and sometimes even the only option, realtors advise that the couple find a non-biased party to market their property and get it sold.

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POSTED September 23 2013 2:05 PM

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