What Happens To The House?

Divorce rates are on the decline and are expected to hit 25%, down from the 50% high that has been suggested for years. This news is of little comfort if you are in the middle of a divorce yourself. You question everything and everyone you know. Friends are a great emotional support but they may not be the best choice in a Realtor during this emotional time.

The Yeatman Team believes a nuetral third party is best to work with during an emotional time. That is where we come in. Sometimes divorcing parties are able to be in the same room, but more often than not, this is not the case. You need an agent that will represent the interests of all parties fairly while negotiating the sale of your home. You also need an agent that can communicate with all sides, including the attorneys. More often than not, the marital home is only one of the issues you are dealing with; we know that and the stress it brings. We won't add more stress, our job is to that that stress off of you.

Call us and schedule an appointment to meet.


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  • Taylor Mohr, Family Law, Hammerle Finley Law Firm


Working with divorcing clients requires a specialized understanding of the unique emptional components at play. The following are DR. Kubler-Ross' stages of grief applied to a breakup:


In this phase the heart, rather than the head, rules the belief system as one trys to adjust to the idea of life without the person being lost. Even though the relationship is over, it still hasn't fully sunk in.


Anger can manifest in many different ways - anger at the ex, anger at God or the universe, anger at people or situations associated with the break-up, and anger at other people who don't agree with or support your anger.






Bargaining often goes hand in hand with denial. Bargaining can be looking for and possible way to make the relationship work through negotiation, threats, and/or magic!


Depression, like anger, also surfaces in many different forms; examples include feeling tired all the time, not wanting to do anything but lay in bed, feeling disconnected from people even when you're with them, being on the verge of tears most of the time, trouble sleeping or sleeping too much, loss of appetite or overeating, increase in drug or alcohol use, and hopelessness.


THE BIGGEST MISTAKE I SEE WITH DIVORCING COUPLES IS NOT REALIZING A MORTGAGEE DOES NOT CARE WHO THE DIVORCE DECREE STATES IS FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE. A separation or divorce agreement may specify that one spouse make the mortgage payments, but if both spouses’ names are on the mortgage, both are liable if the paying spouse defaults on the loan. THE SECOND MISTAKE I SEE IS NOT CONSIDERING NET VALUE WHEN NEGOTIATING ASSETS. People don't like being uprooted and often hesitate to inflict change on children who may already be upset from the divorce. Others are seriously attached to their house and likely invested a lot of work in it over the years. Nevertheless, many of the recently divorced ultimately find house payments difficult and the house itself difficult to maintain alone. Always



Divorcing families are one of the areas of specialization that we handle. We find that we need to spend extra time and deal with more emotions than in a standard transaction; but, regardless of the situation, we always focus on the needs of the clients, so that is ok with us. What sets us apart is that we adapt to the emotional needs of the client while maintaining prudent contract management and clear communication with full transparency.

Not all Realtors have the desire to handle all the emotional components involved when working with divorced or divorcing clients. There are members of The Yeatman Team that have the EMPATHY and COMMUNICATION SKILLS to handle this niche. Meet some of the agents on the Team that are available to work with you.


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