Marital assets


Dear Confused,

The general answer is that any debt or asset aquired after the date of separation is separate property. But, you can make the argument that the property is marital if you can show that he used money to purchase the truck and motorcycle was earned during the marriage. Then, those pieces of property are subject to equitable distribution.

Good luck!

Shonnese D. Stanback
The Rosen Law Firm
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My husband and I have been seperated for 1 year. He says that anything he has acquired and any money earned during this time cannot be considered as marital assets. Is this true? He has purchased a brand new truck and a motorcycle during this year. He has had to have used money that was earned before our seperation. What claim, if any, do I have regarding those vehicles?