Real estate Question/ Selling

My husband withdrew $46,000 after our separation hearing. He now wants to sell our other property not the resident home. Is it best to sell the house prior to our equitable distribution hearing or wait until afterwards. He don’t want to have two checks at closing (divided between us) I don’t trust him

It’s best to wait until there is an equitable distribution court order (or interim distribution order) or a separation agreement (or interim agreement) in place before selling the marital residence. This is because either the court order or the separation agreement will state the exact parameters for selling the house, how much of the equity each spouse shall receive, etc. and it is binding on both parties.

Anna Ayscue

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