Does Equitable mean Equal


#1

My wife has a great career. But, has never put a penny into our house. No downpayment, no mortgage note, nothing. It was acquired after marriage. In divorce, is she entitled to half the equity?


#2

The presumption is that a 50/50 division is equitable but there are many factors the court can consider in awarding an unequal distribution. Contributions to the marriage are one of the factors. You can read more by clicking on the Property Division Statute on the home page.