WHEN YOU GOT MARRIED DID THAT HOUSE BECOME YOUR MARITAL RESIDENCE? OR DID YOU RENT THAT PROPERTY AND USE THE FUNDS FOR ANY MARITAL REASONS? NEVERTHELESS YOU WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO SPLIT IT.
The house is not considered marital property unless it was retitled jointly during the marriage. However, any improvements made to the house during the marriage or payments made towards the principal could be considered marital property.
Lisa M. Angel
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
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I bought a house when I was a single. After getting married, I used to do the mortagage payments. Will this property then be considered as seperate or marital? Our marriage was 5 years old.
If yes, will I have to split 50-50 on the entire equity or just for the equity which was built after I got married till the date of seperation.
I would be highly obliged if you can let me know at your earliest convenience.