Marital/Separate Property

The real estate, if jointly titled, is marital and is to be divided. The distributional factors of the equitable distribution statute should be considered in deciding how to divide the house.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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My wife had a separate bank account before we were married, considered as separate property for our divorce asset division. After we were married, she took some of that money from the separate account to use for a downpayment on our house. BY NC law, is that money now considered marital property to be divided equally?