Who gets the house in a Missouri divorce?

There are usually only three options when it comes to the house: the wife receives the house and pays out the husband's share of the equity to the husband; the husband receives the house and pays the wife her share of the equity; or the house is sold and the profit and loss are split in some ratio. The court will usually first look to see if one of the spouses wants and can afford the home, and will also consider how the award of the home would affect the children.