Posts Categorized: Equitable distribution

One of the biggest mistakes we see people have already made when they start researching their options in a divorce is they have inadvertently “gifted” their non-marital home to the spouse they now want to divorce. This often accidentally occurs when refinancing a home that is owned by only one spouse prior to the marriage…

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Who gets to keep the engagement ring in a divorce proceeding? Engagement rings given prior to the marriage are treated as gifts conditioned on marriage.  Therefore, if the parties marry, the donee (i.e. the wife) gets to keep the engagement ring as her separate non-marital property.  In other words, the engagement ring is not subject…

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