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Who gets the house in a divorce in BC?

Written by: HHLaw (View All Posts ) Published: November 9, 2022
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There is no presumption that anyone gets the house in a divorce. If the house is owned, it may be that one of you can buy the other out of their interest based on an appraised value. If a buyout isn’t possible, then the house is usually sold.

Before a final settlement or trial order, the court can order who gets to live in the house.  There may be circumstances where a court will give one party exclusive use and occupancy of the house. This is done in cases where continuing to live together in the house is a practical impossibility. It is often done in cases where family violence is an issue.