FINANCIAL ISSUES - MARITAL PROPERTY V. SEPARATE PROPERTY
I am getting married and I have a house that I bought being married to another man. Would my prospective husband have a right to acquire my property in case of divorce?
If you acquired the property prior to the marriage, kept the property in your name only, and did not co-mingle the property in some other way, the property remains separate property and not marital property and your prospective husband will not have a claim to it. If he contributes to the upkeep of the property and to the mortgage, however, he may have a claim for some form of reimbursement for what he contributed, but he will not have an equity interest in the property.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions