Consider leasing first. Land contracts are fraught with gotchas for buyers. If you're using an attorney for your side of the divorce, ask the for a referral to an agent they work with on a regular basis. Be careful of wrapping yourself up into a long term lease as your mindset at this point might be very different 6 months from now. Let the dust settle by leasing something on a shorter term basis if your expectations are that you will want to buy something in the future.