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How to Divide the Family Home in a Divorce

Property division can be among the most complicated aspects of divorce proceedings. New Jersey courts apply the rule of equitable distribution, which means they divide marital property in a manner that is fair, just and reasonable under the circumstances. In many cases, the marital home is the couple’s largest and most valuable asset. In addition, it has important functional value as the place where children are being raised. Therefore, dividing the home can be contentious.

Although each spouse has a right to a share of the home, there are different paths for achieving that result. Here are the most common options for splitting the marital home as part of equitable distribution:

Kisha M. Hebbon, LLC in Somerset has wide experience representing homeowners in divorce proceedings throughout the north-central region of New Jersey. Please contact us online or call 732-633-2224 for a free initial consultation.


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