Predicting how you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse will behave during a divorce will help you and your attorney prepare legally and emotionally, and help determine how much professional support you’ll need to get through the process reasonably unscathed. … More Where Are You and Your Spouse on the Conflict Spectrum?
If you’re fully on board with selling your home and moving on from your divorce during this weird, historic time, here are a few ways COVID-19 could get in your way. … More Selling Your Home During a Divorce? Here Are a Few Ways COVID-19 Could Stop Your Real Estate Transaction in its Tracks
If your company initiates layoffs because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you have options. … More Losing Your Job Because of COVID-19? If You Have Equity in Your Home, Don’t Let the Bank Foreclose
In California, real estate is an essential service, so you can sell your home legally, but how do you show your house when governments are enforcing shelter in place orders? Is it even possible to sell a house during a pandemic? … More How to Show Your Home During a Shelter in Place Order
If you’re the spouse who’s going to keep the home after a divorce, you may receive two very different home appraisal values before you close the book on this chapter of your life. There’s a good reason why the values are different, so before your red flags go up, let’s discuss what’s really going on. … More Why Is My Home’s Divorce Appraisal So Different From The Mortgage Appraisal?
When it comes to buying your next home—or buying out your spouse’s half of your current home during a divorce—there are certain income types that most Bay Area mortgage banks use to determine whether you’ll qualify. … More Home Mortgages: What is Qualified Income?
We all grow up on similar myths: find the love of your life, ride home to your castle, and live happily ever after. However, like all myths, this rarely translates perfectly to real life. In Silicon Valley, work has become many people’s primary marriage, so after awhile, your proverbial castle could be in a state … More How Escrow Credits Can Help You and Your Spouse Pay for Pre-Sale Repairs on Your Home
It’s sad when marriages end, but for many people, it’s an unavoidable fact of life. If you and your spouse are among those who have decided to call it quits, make sure you both take steps to navigate the dissolution of your relationship responsibly and with minimal impact to your financial health. … More Your Spouse May Have Signed Over the Deed But You Still Don’t Own the House
Once you and your spouse agree to a property and debt division, you must follow through by reorganizing ownership of your assets and debts with the respective lending institutions. … More Organizing Marital Debt in a Real Estate Divorce
Once you and your spouse decide to split, you’ll have many issues to work out: not the least of which is deciding what to do with the family home. If you have children together, one of you could make a strong argument for staying on and raising the kids in what is possibly the only home they’ve ever known. As long as you both agree to the arrangement, the process should be as simple as informing each attorney that one spouse plans to stay in the home, right? … More Keeping The House After A Divorce: How The 6/36 Rule Affects Your Ability To Qualify