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Dealing with the marital home can be tricky during divorce

One of the biggest challenges Texas people face when getting divorced is how to deal with the marital home and the property that needs to be divided. This part of the process can be done in a cooperative and amicable way or can be a nightmare for both parties. A couple of tips may allow this part of the divorce proceeding to go more smoothly.

First, if two divorcing individuals decide to move out of their marital home so they can sell it, a lot of work has to be done. This work includes cleaning the home, repairing anything that has been damaged or broken and perhaps even putting some fresh paint on the deck. It is wise for both parties to share in these tasks to avoid making a stressful situation even more trying for all parties involved.

It is also expedient for people who have decided to move out of their marital homes during divorce to realize that they have the right to get all of their belongings. They may benefit from playing active roles in the process of sorting through old books, photos and files to get the items to which they are entitled. These items are often neglected when a person initially leaves his or her marital home.

Even though divorce can be a stressful experience, understanding one's rights can go a long way in helping a person to feel empowered during this type of family law proceeding. Two people may be able to use divorce mediation or negotiation to achieve a mutually beneficial and fair settlement without further court intrusion. If they are unable to do this, a Texas judge will have to step in and make important decisions for them related to asset distribution and property division.

Source: goodmenproject.com, "Going Through a Divorce? 5 Tips for Taking Care of Houses and Stuff When You Split", Tessa G., Oct. 10, 2016

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