Divorce and the Home

Breaking Up the Mortgage after the Marriage Breaks Up

Nov 27, 2017

Divorces are tough. They are tough emotionally. They are tough legally. They are tough financially. One of the many issues to face is what to do with your real estate. The marital home is probably one of your largest assets. … Read More

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Home Appraisal for Divorce Purposes: Why Using a Professional Appraiser Makes Sense

Feb 23, 2015

by Richard M. Lam, Richard M. Lam & Associates One of the largest assets to consider in a divorce is the house, typically owned jointly by the couple. An appraisal can help to determine the Fair Market Value (FMV) of … Read More

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What is a Reverse Mortgage? Part 2

Jan 23, 2015

by Jason Eichmiller In Part 1, we defined what a reverse mortgage truly is. Let’s take it one step further and look at common myths about this program with view to debunking them. There are 3 aspects of reverse mortgages … Read More

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Should I consider keeping the family home after divorce?

Oct 28, 2014

The reasons for keeping the home may include an emotional attachment to the home, a desire to keep stability in the children’s lives and in their schools or the desire to stay in the same neighborhood. While there are many … Read More

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5 Tips for Sharing a House While Divorcing

Mar 05, 2014

Getting divorced will test the patience of even the most peace-loving people.  The test becomes even greater when two people, who are divorcing because they don’t get along, have to remain in the same household for a period of time. … Read More

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Guest Blog 2: Love Child

Jan 13, 2014

C+D=2C So for you mathematical and logistical people, you were probably trying to figure out my equation. Well to put it simply….. Christmas plus divorce equals two Christmas’. I was too young to really remember how exactly I felt during … Read More

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Guest Blog 1: Shell Shocked

Jan 06, 2014

“Have a holly jolly Christmas, and in case you didn’t hear, oh by golly have a holly jolly Christmas, this year.” This song always made me reminisce about past Holidays, and how they always had their ups and downs. One … Read More

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7 Tips for Divorce Survival

Jul 24, 2013

One of my clients in Newtown, PA told me that getting divorced seemed a lot like putting themselves into a blender. After almost 20 years of helping people through our divorce mediation program, I can definitely see why. Life before … Read More

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A House Divided

Aug 13, 2012

Does Stuck with the House mean Stuck with the Spouse? Every day we receive calls from people who are desperate to get out of “bad” marriages but feel they are stuck because they can’t sell their homes. The tension can become … Read More

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Real Estate Tips for Divorcing Couples

Jul 13, 2012

In this series Alpha Center’s host Vickie Landis, Real Estate Broker with Keller Williams, discusses Real Estate Tips for Divorcing Couples. What are the biggest mistakes regarding their real estate you see divorcing couples make?   What are the differences between … Read More

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