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We Lived In The Home I’ve Owned Since Before We Married. Can My Spouse Take My Home?

No, a home you entered the marriage owning will be categorized as separate property and not subject to the distribution requirements that marital assets are.

In general, you should expect that physical property purchased jointly or by either spouse during the marriage, as well as financial instruments like retirement accounts, credit cards, savings, and investment accounts will be treated as assets to be distributed “equitably.”

Debt is another piece of property that you (or the court) will allocate between yourselves.

How you choose to distribute assets, or whether to sell assets and divide the proceeds, is largely up to you, but when it comes to separate assets that came into the marriage with you, those are yours to keep.

The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can ensure that your divorce settlement is fair and appropriate.

Call 718-725-9601 to talk to an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney.

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