Dividing the Marital Home

When getting divorced, dividing the marital home can be contentious. New Jersey divorce lawyer Bart Lombardo explains your rights.

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Question:

How is the marital home divided in divorce?

Answer:

One of the biggest questions that I have concerning divorce in New Jersey from potential clients is, “What happens to my home?” Clearly, that’s going to be of paramount importance to anybody, especially those people that have kids. You’re going to want to know where you can go after this is over. Generally speaking, in New Jersey, when you’re getting divorced, you have the ability to negotiate. Through negotiation, you can actually keep your house in some situations; if you can find the assets to trade off to the other spouse or if the other spouse wants to relinquish their title to the house in New Jersey.Dividing the Marital HomeIn addition, if you have children that are going to high school, a lot of judges will maintain that house until the kids graduate high school. In other situations, the house could be sold at the end, especially if neither party could afford to maintain the house on their own.


Are you or a loved one thinking about leaving a marriage and have questions about dividing the marital home? Contact New Jersey divorce attorney Bart W. Lombardo for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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