If my spouse has property solely in his or her name, does that mean I won’t get a share in the property?
No. When couples get divorced, their property is divided into separate and marital property. Separate property is anything acquired before the marriage (with some exceptions). Marital property is any property or assets acquired after the marriage, regardless of whose name is on it. Anything considered marital property will be subject to equitable division by the court system. This means that if your spouse’s property was acquired after you were married, you may be entitled to receive a share.
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