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Questions to Ask Before Keeping the House

If you are going through a divorce, there are a few things that you will want to ask yourself before you decide whether or not keeping the house is the best route for you to go. While it may hold much sentimental value to your life, your children, and friendships, it may or may not be best of you to still have the home once the divorce is finalized. Please continue reading to learn a few questions that will help you think through these important details.

The most important question for you to think through is your reasoning behind wanting to keep the house. Is this a decision that you have come to because you know it is in spite of your spouse or because you have a deep connection with the home and don't want to leave? Perhaps you have been awarded custody of the children and you want to keep them in a familiar location while everything else about their life is changing around them. Make sure that during a divorce you keep your decisions driven based upon financial matters as opposed to emotional factors that you are burdened by. You want to make sure you are focusing on the future of you and your family, not the heartache you are feeling today.

Another important factor to consider is whether or not you can afford the home after the divorce. Are you dependent on your spouse for the primary income? Make sure that you will not be overcome by the property taxes, your mortgage and general maintenance of the property by keeping the home. It is never worth keeping if it makes you suffer with debt. For more help regarding your divorce, and a trusted Raleigh divorce lawyer, contact Hopper, Hopper & Mulligan, PLLC!

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