Anoka, MN asked in Divorce and Family Law for Minnesota

Q: Do you have to buy out an ex from a martial home or can he give you his half?

My husband and I separated in October. He moved out and got an apartment. I am working on finding an attorney to get the divorce moving, but due to finding out I'm also pregnant has made that difficult. I would like to get the ball rolling and get the divorced finalized.

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Corwin Kruse
Corwin Kruse
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: The two of you can divide property pretty much any way you wish (within reason). There is no requirement that one party “buy out” the other’s share of a home, or that property division be equal.

Generally, one party might take other property (stocks, retirement, etc) in lieu of his/her share of equity, but this isn’t a hard and fast rule.

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