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Making informed choices about rental properties during a divorce

On Behalf of | Jan 27, 2022 | Divorce |

If you and your spouse choose to take separate paths in life, there could be a multitude of topics to address while preparing to take the necessary measures to protect your future. With a considerable amount of assets involved, creating a strategy for the subsequent process can seem an intimidating task.

Assets that might play a vital role during your divorce could range anywhere from the family home to even a business or real estate holdings. If you own and manage rental properties in Oregon, addressing your options and knowing the role such assets might play during your divorce could prove imperative.

Rental properties

There could be numerous factors to consider concerning rental properties when going through a similar change in life circumstances. Some examples of ways to help protect such interests could include:

  • Marital or separate: One of the first steps to take could involve determining whether rental properties are marital or separate assets and knowing the circumstances in which a separate asset might lose its separate identity.
  • Business interests: If you own a business and transfer ownership of rental property assets to the company prior to marriage, they may also remain separate property provided you do not mingle company assets with marital property.
  • Inheritance or trust: Ownership of rental property could also stem from an inheritance or rest in a domestic asset trust. Understanding how this might influence your situation could prove vital.
  • Negotiations: If even a portion of your rental properties are marital assets, your best option might involve attempting to seek sole ownership by buying out the other party’s interests or relinquishing ownership of other assets in exchange.

Evaluating the variables involved could help place you in a better position in which to make informed decisions about your options, but such an endeavor can be somewhat complex in nature.

Safeguarding your future

Real estate property may be just one example of types of complex assets that might play a vital role during negotiations when facing the end of a marriage. With the potential gravity of the outcome of your divorce, it could be in your best interests to seek guidance in addressing every vital factor prior to entering legal proceedings. Such advice could prove integral to helping you prepare to safeguard your future interests and transition into the next chapter of your life with confidence.

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