Going to get a divorce but need a place to live can I buy a place or can that be contested in the divorce

Live in Missouri. She owned the house we live
in befor we got married.

Asked on June 29, 2016 under Family Law, Missouri

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can purchase a home, but I recommend that you do a short term lease until the divorce is finalized.  If you purchase a home, then it would be an asset obtained during the marriage and potentially subject to division during the divorce proceeding.  If you purchase the home/house after the divorce is finalized, then you won't run any risk of the asset being divided.


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