Seperate property or hers

Asked almost 2 years ago - New York, NY

Married in 1998 moved into her seprate property in 2009she took her name off the deed in 2009 and put mine on alone. Is it still her seprate seperate..marital...does she get credit for seperate property and what kind of credit.

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  1. Anthony Gerard Buono

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    Answered . It is marital property.
    She probably is entitled to a credit for the value of the property at the time she put your name on it.

    You should consult with an experienced matrimonial attorney soon. This is a very important question that will require a lot more information to really answer with a degree of certainty.

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  2. Lawrence Allen Weinreich

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    Answered . She changed the character to joint by puting your name on the deed so it is marital and subject to equitable distribution. She is however entitled to her down payment and any monies put into the property before the marraige. The one exception the this is if she put your name on the deed for convenience but the burden is on her to show this. You should of course discuss all this with your divorce attorney.

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  3. Daniel Seth Williams


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    Answered . Determining if it is separate property or not may depend on the reasons for the conveyance. This only tells one side of the story and doesn't include many relevant facts to how and why this happened. A far analysis of the entire situation would need to take place.

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  4. Glen P. Malia

    Contributor Level 11

    Answered . The value of the property at the time of the marriage is her separate property. The increase in value during the marriage is marital property.

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