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I'm Peter Hudson. I am a licensed real estate agent and REALTOR® in the State of Arizona and I have the special designation as Real Estate Collaboration Specialist - Divorce (RCS-D). This designation means I have specialized training with divorce situations in real estate transactions.
I specialize in helping and representing couples who plan to divorce avoid expensive and long-lasting mistakes with their family home with compassionate explanations of all possibilities with the marital home.
Although my information will help anyone who is planning to divorce, my information will be particularly helpful to those who are preparing an uncontested divorce (as much as possible - I know, I've been there!) and who are at least being amicable in the decision.
Remember, Arizona is a Community Property State. You can read more about this at this link: Community Property State Explained
Look around and if I can answer any real estate related questions for you please reach out.
Why Talk With Me? I’ve Been There!
When you are contemplating a divorce in Arizona, and you own a house with your spouse you need to make some decisions about the house before you ever file for divorce.
At least this is the easy way!
How do I know this? I have lived it! I have been in your shoes!
My former spouse unexpectedly asked for a divorce in 2018.
I had no idea we were in any type of difficulty, the request for divorce came by complete surprise.
Was I completely shocked? Yes!
Was I devastated? Yes!
Was I angry? More than I ever let on!
But, I kept my cool and proceeded because I had a lot to lose.
We negotiated all details of the divorce ourselves. But, this is not the right pathway for everyone.
Arizona is a Community Property State
The divorce rules in Arizona are somewhat straightforward, it’s a Community Property State. This means when you and your spouse file for divorce the assets and the debts you acquired during the marriage will be divided evenly.
Does it matter who paid most of the mortgage and bills? In the eyes of the court, no, it does not!
If Possible, It’s Better to Work Out What to Do With the House Prior to Filing for Divorce
If it’s possible for you and your spouse to reach a decision about what to do with the family house prior to filing for divorce you will be better off. If you decide to sell the home and split the final equity you may also protect your credit rating, and assure yourself that you can purchase another house on your own.
Once You File for Divorce the Court Will Decide What to Do With the House
Keep in mind, once you file for divorce what will actually happen to your family home is completely up to the court, it will not be up to you.
Why Should You Work with Me?
My professional expertise will be very helpful to anyone who is seeking a divorce and who owns a house with their soon to be ex-partner. My information is best suited for those who are not contesting the divorce.
Through my Pre-Divorce consultation, I will explain in detail how to avoid expensive and long-lasting pitfalls with the marital home and answer questions you have regarding the home.
I can help you avoid expensive mistakes, help protect your credit scores, and help you preserve your future home-ownership eligibility.
You Should Know I Do Not Take Sides!
My services are focused on the protection of both parties while keeping your future home-ownership capabilities in mind.
Later, if you decide that selling the marital home is the best choice for you and your family, and if you found my information helpful, I hope you’ll consider me to be the listing real estate agent for the sale of the home.
Who Is This Guy?
I am an Arizona Licensed Real Estate Agent and I work under the HomeSmart Real Estate Brokerage. HomeSmart is one of the largest real estate brokerages in Arizona.
I represent both buyers and sellers of homes.
I am a member of the National Association of Realtors, Arizona Association of Realtors and the West and Southeast Valley Realtors of the Valley – WeSERV.
I first obtained my real estate license in the early 1990s and I have worked in real estate, sales, and marketing ever since.
I obtained the Real Estate Collaborative Specialist-Divorce Designation (RCS-D) by working under the tutelage of Professor Kelly Lise Murray, J.D., who acquired her A.B. from Stanford University, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is also the Co-Founder of Divorce This House.*
I am an Arizona Native and I reside in the East Valley.
*Less than 1% of all real estate agents have this specialized training and designation.
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What I Do:
I specialize in helping couples who plan to divorce avoid making expensive and long-lasting mistakes with their marital home.
Although my information can help anyone who plans to divorce, it is best suited for those who are not contesting the divorce (too much) and are as amicable as possible.
How Do I Do This?
I do this by helping people completely understand all of their options with the marital home including keeping the home, selling the home, and explaining why house due diligence, updated credit reports, and title searches can be beneficial.
I explain to our clients how their decisions with respect to the home can impact their quality of life for many years to come.
I explain to our clients how they need to prevent credit damage and preserve their ability to buy a home in the future.
With the information I can provide, divorcing couples can make better decisions and perhaps avoid making expensive and long-lasting mistakes.
I can also introduce the couple to other professionals, such as mortgage counselors and title search professionals.
For Attorneys and Mediators - How I Can Assist Your Clients Make the Best Decisions for Them?
In my real estate business, I explain to our client's many details about their joint home purchase and what they should consider regarding the family home before filing for divorce, during the divorce, and their life after the divorce (and how it relates to the marital home.)
The couples who can benefit the most from my services are those who are considering an uncontested divorce and/or who are willing to discuss these matters as amicably as possible.
If the couple has the attitude that they are going to take the other one for all they have we are not a good match.
I Do Not Take Sides
I'm often asked by clients who are heading for divorce 'whose side are you on?' They are usually surprised to hear that I'm on the side of both. I want the couple to make the best choices for both, and make the best decisions for their futures because there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I know, I have been there!
Why Do I Do This?
I do this in the interest of helping my clients protect their credit ratings and to preserve their future homeownership capabilities.
If the couple decides to sell the marital home I hope that the information I shared has been helpful and they will consider me for the listing of the house.
Less Than 1%
Less than 1% of all real estate agents have the Real Estate Collaboration Specialist - Divorce (RCS-D) designation. Agents without this designation could just be guessing how to advise you through this difficult time, we'll give you the facts that only professionals with our specialized training can provide.