FINANCIAL ISSUES - MARITAL PROPERTY V. SEPARATE PROPERTY
In May of 2009 I moved to NY from Kansas. In August of 2009 I married a NY resident. In August of 2010 I moved back to Kansas and we are still married.Answer:
My name is not on the home deed or mortgage but after almost 6 years do I have any claim to the property or his 401K in the event of a divorce?
Because you are living in Kansas since 2010, you would have to file in Kansas, not NY.
Kansas is an Equitable Distribution state meaning that generally any property ( including the house and 401K) acquired during the marriage with funds earned during the marriage (excludes funds received as an inheritance or gift from a parent) are considered Marital Property, regardless of in whose name the property is held and will be divided approximately 50 -50, with the court retaining discretion to make a different division based on extenuating circumstances.
Leonard Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions