Question #146: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? thank you.

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 Solution