No matter the reason for your divorce and the drastic shift of the life you built with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse in Colorado, you may want to remain in the marital home. Is this a good idea?

WIFE.org provides considerations that to bear in mind about retaining ownership of your current house. In the end, you may be better off looking for a new place of your own.

You may not live there too much longer 

In your mission to get the marital home in your divorce, you may not think too much about the future. Specifically, it could be that you may not spend too many years in the house before looking for something new. Sit down and think about your future, one without your spouse, and ask yourself if you think you want to stay in your current residence.

You may desire what the home symbolizes more than the home itself 

Think about why you want the home. Do you care more about the meaning the home holds in your heart, or is it the physical house you value most? If your decision comes from a place of emotion, remind yourself that you can recreate feelings of warmth, security and happiness anywhere, not only at your current address.

You could be better off remaining in the home with your spouse

Depending on your future plans and your current financial situation, it may make more sense to retain joint ownership of the home with your spouse. That means living together, but it could also mean saving money by not having to refinance the home or take on the cost of homeownership all by yourself. Should you both decide to sell the home in the future, you can evenly split the profits.

This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.