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"A House Divided": Determining the Disposition of the Martial Home Upon Divorce

Abraham Lincoln has famously stated that "a house divided against itself cannot stand"; and the disposition of the marital home is often one of the most contentious issues in a divorce case.  In many cases, the marital home represents the couple's most significant asset (other than retirement assets) and deciding how to distribute the property can be thorny, particularly as the mortgage lender will continue to consider both parties jointly obligated until the property is either sold or refinanced.

What Is The "Value" Of Real Property?

In litigation, such as contract disputes, construction disputes and divorces, determining the value of real property  (like the value of a marital home, for example) may become a key issue in the case.  While a seemingly simple concept, the term "value" may have several different meanings depending upon the context in which its used in litigation, and understanding the  various methods of determining "value" of real property is crucial.

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