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I Bought Our Marital Residence Before The Marriage, And It Is Only In My Name. Can My Spouse Take My House?

No, your spouse cannot take your house.

Property you purchased prior to the marriage, especially if the title remains in your name alone, is separate property and not subject to equitable distribution.

It is possible that your spouse may have some financial claims based on appreciation or contributions to improvements.

It’s a good plan to go over the particulars with your divorce lawyer, but in general, you don’t need to worry about your spouse taking a house you’ve owned since before your marriage.

Call the Brooklyn Divorce Attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-725-9601 today to learn more about marital property, separate property, and equitable distribution.

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