Focusing on the family home, I recommend the following. DON”‘T SELL! Firstly, if it is possible, find an experienced paralegal who can explain all your state laws about divorce, marital settlements, et al, and then DON’T RUSH! If a family must divide quickly, and one spouse leaves the home, just be patient. Make an honest attempt to back up from the stress and emotions, just for a little while. A good paralegal will do your whole divorce, marital settlement, and parenting plans for a tenth of the price of an attorney. Don’t get SCARED. The law determines how everything will go, despite the variation on long and winding roads needed in getting there. Of course, some couples will have details that will require an attorney, and that is for each to decide.
But, back to the home…..look around and find a property management company with a good reputation in your area. Plan for the remaining family members to move out. Rent the home! Depending on where you live, that property will appreciate. Paying the property management company to rent, and manage the tenancies will relieve you of that stress. The divorce can proceed. Why do I recommend this?