Well, it’s hard to know what your spouse expects to get in a divorce, but if you owned your home prior to the marriage, they shouldn’t expect to get that.
In nearly every circumstance, ownership of a home prior to marriage makes it a separate asset that isn’t subject to the equitable distribution rules for marital property.
As for what your spouse may expect to get – it’s the same as you should expect to get. The assets, property, and debt that you’ve acquired together will be distributed equitably between the two of you, hopefully through a productive negotiation that doesn’t involve a lot of the court’s involvement.
You can save yourself a lot of time and money by working with your spouse to reach a fair agreement, and a good divorce attorney is a great resource for advice and protecting the assets that matter to you.
If you’ve been served with divorce papers and don’t know what to do next, you should act quickly to hire an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney.
The divorce lawyers at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help guide you through the process and keep you whole after a divorce.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation.