Excluding a residence sale gain following divorce
Abstract: A residence is often a married couple’s most significant asset. As a result, monetary and tax considerations for property settlements related to the marital residence are usually extremely important to divorcing taxpayers. In dividing up the marital estate, the marital residence is usually disposed of in one of three ways: The residence is sold as part of the divorce proceedings; ownership is transferred incident to the divorce; or there is a delayed sale of the residence. This article offers examples of how each arrangement works.