Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations)/Land-contract in a Divorce


My wife and I have decided to divorce.  The Home is on a land contract that I is through myself and the seller only.  All utilities and gas are also in my name only.  However I was asked to move out until summer while the kids finish school. Then i could move out and she would relocate her and the kids. Now she is saying she wants the house.  Is she entitled to it through a marital asset?  She has 3 children, two from a previous marriage and one together.

Hi Brent, I am a little confused by the statement "The Home is on a land contract that I is through myself and the seller only". Nevertheless, if the home was purchased during the marriage it would generally be considered a marital asset subject to equitable distribution. Equitable distribution begins with the premise that each party should receive 1/2 of the assets and debts from the marriage.

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Dan Bachert


I can respond to questions pertaining to Florida Family Law within the specific areas of Divorce, Child Custody, Child Timesharing, Alimony and Child Support Enforcement/Modification, Equitable distribution, and Inter Family Adoptions.


Actively practicing Family law in the Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties for the past eleven years.

Florida Bar, Family Law Section of Florida Bar, Palm Beach County Bar Association, BNI

Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University; Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas School of Law

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