Wife Retains Family Home in Divorce

We represented the wife in a 41 year marriage. They owned the family home in the Seattle area for 32 years. The wife poured her heart and soul into the house, decorating it, furnishing it, and doing multiple small home improvement projects – she loved that house and wanted to keep it after the divorce. 

But the husband pushed for the sale of the house as he wanted his share of the equity immediately in cash from the sale proceeds. In trial, our firm argued that the wife had a substantial connection to the house and had the ability to buy out the husband’s share, which convinced the judge to let the wife keep the house. The judge authorized the wife to buy out the husband’s interest over time rather than sell it.

Molly B. Kenny
Founder and Principal Divorce Attorney

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients' cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client's case.

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