Then bickering with you spouse ensues, or there's a betrayal, or your spouse sinks your life savings into an "investment" that goes bust. Tensions rise; you no longer want to live with the person you thought you wanted to spend your entire life with, and you take the first step of separating from your spouse by making an appointment with a divorce lawyer.
Our children and our health are our biggest concerns, of course. When you initiate a divorce, another huge question tends to loom: What will happen with the house?
For you, it's no longer a 3-bedroom, 2-bath structure located within the boundaries of a good school district. That house has become more personal; it's your home. The place where you brought your children home from the hospital and where you changed diapers, raised a puppy and played ball with your kids.
There are as many memories as associated with the house as there are old wedding pictures. The home feels like part of your family, right? So what happens next?