I have some questions about a property settlement proposition I have been presented with this week by my ex- husband and his lawyer. Some background information may be helpful.
I was married for 32 years.
married in 1976
divorced my ex husband 2009
I was a stay at home mom with no income although I did work for our marital business with no pay.
We had a successful construction business during the last 17 years of our marriage
adjoining our home marital property my ex owned approximately 25 acres that was only put in his name
In 2002 my ex husband had 2.32 road front acres surveyed out of the piece of property that adjoins our marital home property and is only in his name. This 2.32 acres was surveyed out to build a shop for our marital construction business on
after surveying off those 2.32 acres for our business shop we took out a bank loan to buy the prefab shop building itself and used the 2.32 acres as collateral
my name is signed both on the loan and on the satisfaction of the loan paperwork from the bank when we finally paid it off
Now in the settlement proposal from my ex husband and his lawyer they are stating that the 2.32 acres the business shop building sets on and the concrete pad that was poured for the business shop to be built on, are not part of the marital business assets. They state I only have a share in the building itself. I believe that the 2.32 acres became a gift to the marriage. Any advice or insight you can offer would be much appreciated. The court issues surrounding my divorce have been in court since 2008.