Selling your home during a divorce: your rights & the sales split

Learn the divorce house rights and if you need to sell your house during a divorce.

Kelly Grigg, a family lawyer at Richard Nelson LLP, explains divorce house rights in the UK and how a house sale is split in a divorce.

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Will I have to sell my house if we get divorced?

It is normal to worry about there being a change in your financial circumstances if you get divorced. I am often asked, “if I get divorced, will I have to sell my house?”.

The court always has to consider the outcome based on the individual circumstances of each case, and the party’s needs moving forward with the children’s needs being the court’s first consideration.

If it would be affordable for one party to keep the family home, particularly where children are involved, that may be the sensible outcome.

However, if it isn’t affordable as the staying party is unable to pay all the running costs of the house or there isn’t sufficient capital to enable the other party to re-house, then there may be no other option but for the house to be sold.

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Get in touch with Kelly to discuss your rights to selling your house and the sale split during a divorce:Tel: 0333 888 40404


Or contact Richard Nelson LLP online.

Kelly Grigg is a family solicitor with a wealth of experience helping a wide range of clients on family law matters.

With years of experience comes the understanding that every family is different. Kelly offers assistance and representation at court on family law matters including divorce and separation; pre- and post-nuptial agreements; children matters; unmarried couples; financial matters; and domestic abuse and protection orders.

At what is a stressful and emotional time, Kelly prides herself in avoiding legal speak. She will clearly explain your options and the processes involved, so you feel in control every step of the way.

Kelly understands that family life can be hectic at the best of times and is happy to make arrangements for out of hours appointments where needed.


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