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What to consider before keeping your home after a divorce

On Behalf of | Jul 2, 2021 | Blog, Divorce, Property Division |

When you are in the middle of a divorce, you will need to decide whether or not you want to continue to live in your home or sell it. Your ex may agree that you can keep the home, but this may come with a cost. This is what you need to consider before keeping your home after a divorce in Texas.

The affordability

Finances might be tight after you get a divorce. You will no longer have your ex’s income available to pay for household expenses like the mortgage or repairs. Because of this, you need to consider whether or not you will be able to afford your home after a divorce or if you should downsize to something that is more affordable.

The ability to refinance it in your name

If your home is in both of you and your ex’s name, you will need to refinance it so that you can take them off of the loan. In order to do this, you will probably need to have a decent credit score and a sufficient amount of income. If you won’t be able to refinance it in your name, it probably isn’t a good idea to keep the house.

The cost of buying out your ex

When you are undergoing property division with your ex, you may find that they won’t just let you have the house. They might want some kind of monetary compensation. It can cost thousands of dollars for you to buy out your ex.

If you are going through a divorce, one of the biggest decisions you will have to make is where you will live. It may want to live in the house that you once shared with your ex, but there are some things that you need to consider before making this type of decision.