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Should Alabama residents stay in their homes during divorce?

Ending a marriage means that many aspects of a person's life will change. Though some of the changes may seem obvious, such as not being married anymore, others may not have crossed a person's mind. For instance, some individuals may think that during and after the divorce they will simply remain in their current homes. However, what if the other party involved has the same idea?

Deciding whether to stay at the current residence can be a difficult choice for Alabama residents. Some people may want to stay where they feel comfortable and have a sense of familiarity. Of course, many individuals also do not want to remain in the same home as their soon-to-be ex-spouse. While one person typically chooses to move out, at least during the legal proceedings, the decision remains as to who will maintain ownership of the home after divorce.

Though an emotional attachment to the house could have some people wanting to keep it, they may want to take a closer look at the financial implications. Handling a mortgage and necessary bills on one's own can prove difficult to some on a single income. Therefore, they may wish to choose to downsize or rent instead of keeping the current residence.

It is not unusual for the home to become a point of contention and uncertainty during divorce. Many details could impact a person's decision regarding whether they should stay or go or fight for ownership. When Alabama residents have questions regarding their best options, they may wish to confer with knowledgeable attorneys.

Source:, "Deciding where to live during and after a divorce", Dawn Doebler, Feb. 6, 2018

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