By Lydia Blair
Special Contributor

Selling the marital home. Some refer to this as the great divide. Getting divorcing spouses to agree on selling their home, an asking price, an agent, the final sales price, etc. can be difficult and stressful at best. Emotions and tensions can run high well before we add on the legal requirements of transferring title of the property.

The unfortunate, but real, scenario of legally selling a home while divorcing can combine some difficult tasks. It requires cooperation from all parties. While everyone’s situation is different, there are basically two ways to divide the property before, during, or after a divorce.

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8483629Of course, these living arrangements won’t work if you’ve got restraining orders, but for most divorcees with children, perhaps? I wonder if the former spouses could tolerate the high probability of running into your ex on an almost daily basis that living in a duplex with them would mean.

This house designed by an Edmonton custom builder and his ex wife is, however, the perfect solution for all the shuttling to and fro from one house to the next, thanks to the specially designed “transporter” hallway. The hallway links the childrens’ bedrooms to both homes, allowing for them to stay in their own personal space without merging the living spaces of the divorced couple.

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Find out more about their unique home in this Edmonton Journal story, which basically shows us how Monica McGrath and Kent Kirkland are living that Canadian billboard we saw last year. Perhaps Deion Sanders and Pilar should bite the bullet and build a duplex? No?

Do you think you or a friend would be able to live side-by-side with an ex husband or ex wife?

This area code is out of Toronto. Now that Obamacare has cleared the Supreme Court, perhaps we can adapt Canadian real estate tag lines as well?