are gifts from one spouse to another marital assets

Asked on July 4, 2009 under Family Law, Connecticut


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

In Connecticut it is held, absent express agreement to the contrary, that spousal gifts are deemed to be marital assets.  Without any specific details of your case, it's hard to say for certain.

What you need to do is to consult with a family law attorney in your area.  Recite the details regarding the giving of the gift and see just what they advise.

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Inter spousal gifts have always been considered a difficult issue in the division of property rights between married couples.  I am not admitted in CT, but  the general rule would be that gifts purchased with marital property during the marriage are marital assets, even if one party used their own credit card to do so.  An attorney who specializes in divorce law will be able to answer specific questions when the time comes.   

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