The following is a guest post by Colleen Nagle of Midland Title.
What do you think of when you think of home? Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. What are the first five things that come to mind? Your home is more than an address and a place for all of your belongings!
Is it a place that you loved coming home to because your family, loved ones, and perhaps furry friends lived with you? Is it a place that was full of very fond and fabulous memories, but now those memories include the grief and pain of divorce? Or was there always a sadness present, a sense of loss and emptiness?
During divorce, there are so many decisions to make regarding your home. Because your home is often the biggest monetary investment of your lifetime, these decisions can seem overwhelming. Should you stay or refinance? Should you buy another home and make a fresh start? The best answers may not be clear at a first.
Seeking advice from your attorney, financial planner and real estate professionals will help you make an educated decision and give you peace of mind. Remember, even though there are days you wish you could change some things that happened in the past, there’s a reason a car’s rear view mirror is so small and the windshield is so big. As you move through the process of divorce, do your best to focus on where you’re headed, on your future and on the possibilities in your new life.