What about a house purchased prior to marriage?
2 attorney answers
It would by your separate property; however, you would need to prove it as your separate property by clear and convincing evidence. You can't just walk into court and testify that you bought it prior to marriage.
If you owned the house before getting married, it's yours. If payments were made using community funds, reimbursement might be due to the community estate. This is not dollar for dollar reimbursement & can be only on paper, with no money actually being transferred. Your student loans from before marriage are your debt. Sometimes, people agree to pay off debts incurred before marriage by selling something. Consult a lawyer. Doing this alone could lose your house, give away too much, or take on more debt than required.