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Buying a home from a divorcing couple can have its advantages and disadvantages.

Imagine putting an offer in on your dream home only to attend the pre-inspection walk-through to learn that a bitter, divorcing husband flooded the house the night before by leaving all of the faucets running. That actually happened with a New York home where the husband just didn’t want the wife to have money from the home sale proceeds.

We always hope that when we have an accepted offer on a home that we will actually close, but there can be hiccups along the way due to the family dynamics of the sellers. And when divorce is involved, fingers crossed that you’ll even get an accepted offer.

Read what the experts have to say about buying a divorce home.

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In the old days you might find the father of the bride behind a two-barrel shotgun to make sure the groom walked down the aisle to make an “honest woman” of his daughter. Today your father-in-law might just sue you if you stray from his daughter. At least that’s the case with on Chicago attorney, initials C.S.

C.S., in a lawsuit filed in Cook County, is demanding that his former son-in-law, S.L., reimburse him for the $75,000 dad paid toward S.L.’s wedding to his daughter. In addition, he wants $1 million for the emotional pain he suffered when he learned S.L. allegedly¬†cheated on his daughter and gave her an STD before their December 2009 divorce.¬† (more…)

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