Navigating Divorce & Home Ownership With A Trusted Real Estate Professional

Navigating real estate during a divorce can be complex. Please know that we are here for you! Our dedicated real estate team is here to provide comprehensive solutions tailored to your unique situation. 

We care about you and want to assist you through this process. We know that this period will have unexpected challenges. We are ready with strategies and solutions designed to help you navigate through this process effectively.


Steps to Navigate Real Estate in Divorce:


1. Initial Consultation: The first step typically starts with a meeting with our team to determine the value of your real estate and to learn the ways in which we can best assist you in your particular situation.


2. Legal Representation: The second step is typically the recommendation of a strong attorney to represent you and protect your interests. We have a network of trusted attorneys with whom we've worked with. Based on your specific circumstances, we will connect you with a reliable and well-respected attorney.



3. Professional Referrals: Thirdly, we will refer to a professional who can assist at every stage of the process. Included below are some of the professionals we would be happy to refer to you. Each referral is meticulously vetted by us to confirm that you receive the industry's best care. We prioritize white-glove service and total confidentiality for all our clients.

  • Real Estate Attorney
  • Financial Advisor
  • Loan Officer/ Mortgage Professional
  • CPA
  • Tax Attorney
  • Estate Attorney
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Real Estate Team anywhere on the globe
  • Mover



Navigating real estate during a divorce can be complex and you deserve the best advice and guidance to protect your assets. It is wise to approach this process with care, and ideally with the assistance of legal and financial professionals.


General Guidelines to Real Estate Decisions During Divorce:

  1. Understand Your Rights: Depending on where you live, laws regarding property division in divorce can vary significantly. Consult with a divorce attorney who specializes in family law to understand your rights and obligations.
  2. Assess Your Real Estate Holdings: Make a comprehensive list of all real estate properties owned jointly or This includes the family home, vacation properties, rental properties, or any other real estate assets.
  3. Obtain a Professional Valuation: We can provide you with a detailed analysis of your properties, also known as a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis). This CMA will help to determine the current market value of each property. The courts may also ask for a real estate appraiser to do an analysis which we would be happy to recommend as well.
  4. Consider Your Options: Once you have a clear picture of your real estate assets, consider your options for division:
    • Sell the properties and divide the proceeds.
    • One spouse buys out the other's share of the properties.
    • Agree to retain joint ownership for a period and then sell or divide the properties later.
    • Allocate different properties to each spouse based on mutual agreement or court order.
  5. Tax Implications: Understand the tax implications of each option. For example, selling a property may trigger capital gains tax, whereas transferring ownership through a divorce decree may have different tax consequences.
  6. Seek Financial Advice: Consult with a financial advisor who has experience in divorce-related financial planning. They can help you understand the long-term financial impact of different real estate division scenarios.
  7. Document Everything: Keep detailed records of all real estate transactions, appraisals, and communications related to property division. This documentation can be crucial in the case of disputes or legal proceedings.
  8. Review Mortgage and Loan Obligations: Determine who will be responsible for any outstanding mortgage or loan obligations associated with the properties. This may require refinancing or modifying existing loan agreements.
  9. Update Titles and Deeds: Once property division is finalized, update titles and deeds to reflect the new ownership arrangements. This typically involves working with a real estate attorney or title company.
  10. Review and Modify Estate Plans: If your real estate holdings are part of your estate planning, review and update your wills, trusts, and other documents to reflect the changes in property ownership post-divorce.

Remember, every divorce case is unique, and what works for one may not be suitable for another. You are important to us, and we specialize in exceeding your needs. We always advise seeking personalized legal and financial advisors to ensure that your real estate assets are divided fairly and in accordance with the law.


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The Jarnagin & the Kohler Group

With a combined experience of over 35 years, Rex Jarnagin and Kari Kohler stand as leaders in the real estate market, specializing in Chicago, Denver and Las Vegas. Recognized among the top 1% of agents nationwide, our success is driven by an unparalleled work ethic, intuitive nature, and seamless teamwork. Clients trust our expertise, resulting in tailored solutions and a remarkable sales volume exceeding $700 million. In this competitive market, experience matters, and we invite you to let our proven track record work for you.