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Who Keeps the House in a Divorce

A family home is considered a valuable asset that possesses as much sentimental value as its provision of shelter and is often at the center of divorce disputes. With no laws or rules to determine home ownership in divorce, emotional attachment can play a large role in which partner gets to keep the family home.

Amicable Divorce Network member and Certified Divorce Coach Chloe O. delves into helpful considerations a divorcing couple should make when navigating the separation of assets, particularly how to decide which partner should keep the house, or if it should be kept at all. Her article, “Who Keeps the House in a Divorce,” published on Divorce Amicably, poses thoughtful reflection for both divorcing couples and divorce professionals.

Chole shares her experience as a divorcee and divorce coach, presenting the pros and cons in a variety of situations and their direct or indirect impact on children, future financials, and emotional needs. She is also clear that the division of an important asset like a home doesn’t need to be cut and dry. Child-centered approaches to relationship resolution have introduced modern and unconventional agreements that support many different family dynamics.

“Couples and divorce professionals can be creative when it comes to finding ways to make the arrangement work for everyone. There does not need to be a simple binary decision, where either one or the other parent keeps the house.”

– Chloe O., Certified Divorce Coach

Learn more about Divorce Amicably, the Amicable Divorce Network’s resource for divorcing couples or read the article “Who Keeps the House in a Divorce.