First comes love, and then the money squabbles. Let's face it. Divorces are a complicated affair. A divorce typically means you're leaving a partner you had once hoped to spend the rest of your life with. Despite the tumultuous emotions involved, property and assets shared in the marriage must be divided before the divorce is complete. Your family residence and almost everything you both had once jointly owned — from the mundane items to the aspects of your life that you have forged a life-long attachment or affinity towards. Think home, assets, and even child custody!
Unfortunately, there's no clear-cut answer on who 'gets' the house after a divorce. Typically, this is one of the largest assets shared in marriage, and where there's a dispute, the family court will usually examine the arguments of both parties to determine who has the better claim.
Beneath the bad blood and sheer animosity of the "who gets what" tussles, there is usually a host of concerns that could arise from who gets the house, which judges will take into careful consideration before deciding. Each of the many factors to consider will be addressed in this post, and some of them might help you to understand how to keep the house in a divorce.