My Soon to be Ex Wants to Build a House Next Door

A client was working on her response to her husband’s 𝘼𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙙𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙩.  One of the points her soon to be ex-husband wanted was to build a house next to her so, he could be closer to the children.  They both owned the land but to create more debt during a divorce is not the wisest thing to do.  She told him “No”.

In the following point he claimed that his construction business was not making enough money.   So, his lower income should lower the payment he would have to make for support.

I was really confused with these contradictory points in his 𝘼𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙙𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙩.  One he wants to build a home next to her. The last time I looked it costed a fair amount for materials and supplies.  Then in his other point he says he is not making enough money.  So where would he get the funds to build this house?   

This might look bad in the eyes of the court.  Especially since he states that his income has been reduced and is fighting over the amount of child and spousal support. He claims he can’t afford to make payments to his children and spouse but he can build a house next door.   Red flag, buying expensive items will raise questions.

Stress can affect your ability to make good decisions.  At the time, you might think this is what you want to do to start over and redefine yourself.  But you might buy something that you will regret later.

Pause and reflect before you go out and spend.  If you are unsure, speak to someone you trust to help you determine if your purchase is a good idea.  

Divorce is unpredictable and costly.  Why would anyone want to make a major purchase during divorce.

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