Divorce is probably not the topic that most people wish to discuss. But did you know that statistics show that from January to March, the divorce rate rises? It is said that the U.S. divorce filings increase by 33% in January. So much that the month of January is known as “divorce month” in legal circles. There are many theories behind this long standing phenomenon. Some say that it is because people do not want to divorce during the holidays. Divorce filings also rise as the economy improves. This is because many couples who could not afford to live on their own find that they can once the economy improves. If there is a family home involved, this also often necessitates the sale of that home sometimes to further reduce expenses or sometimes just so that all parties can obtain a fresh start with fresh memories. But is it possible to sell your home during a divorce AND keep your sanity?
No doubt, the sale of the family home can be a very emotional time, even under happier circumstances, but emotions tend to run at an all time high during a divorce. Such factors create a situation where the right intermediary is extremely important. The short answer to the question is, “Yes, it is possible to sell your home during a divorce and keep your sanity.” Hiring the right Real Estate professional is crucial. Real Estate professionals who work with divorcing homeowners must possess key skills that help mediate and move the transaction along simultaneously.