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Old 12-02-2017, 02:57 PM
 
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I agree with talking to an attorney. However, there may not be anything worth fighting over. What is the house worth now compared to what it was worth when you two married?

I am personally in favor of adults without children working out the divorce details without the lawyers. You two know what is really fair. My ex and I did it. You can still use the lawyer if you can't work something out.
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:10 AM
 
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Definitely talk to your divorce lawyer. You may have some equity in the house.
And in some states the spouse in a divorce also has a right to retirement accounts of the other party
Like this wife MIGHT have a legal right to certain portion of your retirement account

You need a very good divorce attorney and you don't want to make your spouse angry...
It may just be a trade--
She gets the house vs any equity you might have contributed to and you keep your retirement account in tact

Ergo if she is working and contributing to a retirement account you might have right to certain portion of that

That is why older people with moderate assets who marry later in life usually benefit from a pre-nuptial agreement as much as someone like Donald Trump with lots of assets
If you had gone into this with established boundaries you would know who got what...
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Suggest you rent a place for a while and don’t make a purchase until the divorce is finalized. Who knows, you may decide to move to Las Vegas after you retire.
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:52 PM
 
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Never be a tenant in your spouse's house.
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