Husbands Stock portfolio

Husband acquired his stocks many years before he married me 8 yrs ago. The stocks’ value has increased substantially since our marriage date. If I sued him for divorce or he me would I have any benefit/interes/equitable share (whatever it is called) in the value of stocks since marriage date to divorce settlement…

No, you would have no claim to the value of the stock that he acquired before the date of marriage unless he continued to buy more shares of the stock during the marriage using marital funds. If that were the case, then you would only be entitled to one-half of the value of the stock bought during the marriage.

Anna Ayscue

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