Joan Rogliano Broker/Owner, CRS,GRI,CLHMS,REDS, Realtor®
Realtors love to sell homes, so it was great to receive a phone call on one of my listings from a caller who was very interested and wanted to see the home right away. He wasn’t working with a lender so I suggested one and during that conversation he revealed to the lender he was transitioning through a divorce, which was not yet final. This was an immediate red flag, as in most states, a home purchased prior to a divorce being final is considered marital property. He did not have an attorney so was completely unaware of this situation and the predicament it would create. The next stop was a referral to a family law attorney to help him understand his choices and the best way to proceed. It is possible to purchase a home prior to a divorce being final provided the right legal steps are taken to define who will have ownership post divorce. Please share this information with anyone you know who is navigating divorce and it will save them a lot of pain and expense. It always helps to have a team of trusted network professionals to turn to!