Even if the divorce is amicable, there could still be some hurt or angry feelings and trying to buy a house before the divorce is final presents a spouse the opportunity to cause trouble. Be patient and be smart. Divorces are hard enough so why through a wrench into things? Couples already have a difficult time dividing their assets so leaving a major one out, or even if it isn’t considered a marital asset then leaving the trouble out altogether, will make things a little bit easier to handle.
To save yourself the headache, you should wait until the divorce is final before purchasing a house. You may have to wait a little longer, but it is better to wait than to have to deal with the legal ramifications of having to divide a new house bought in your name when you are dividing the marital assets.
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