Can I keep my house if I brought init to the marriage?

I want to divorce my husband and don’t want to share it with him because I brought it with the money that my ex-husband gave me after I divorced him 10 years ago. I been married for 4 years now with my new husband.

Asked on June 26, 2018 under Family Law, Illinois

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Any assets bought prior to a marriage by a spouse remain as the sole and seperate property of that spouse. That having been said, tot he extent that your curent husband contributed to the maintenance and/or repair of the house, then he will be entitled to reimbursment for those expenses and, depending on the circumstances, may possibly be entitled to a portion of the equity. At this point, you should consult directly with a local divorce attoreny who can best further advise you after reviewing all of the details of your situation.

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Any assets bought prior to a marriage by a spouse remain as the sole and seperate property of that spouse. That having been said, tot he extent that your curent husband contributed to the maintenance and/or repair of the house, then he will be entitled to reimbursment for those expenses and, depending on the circumstances, may possibly be entitled to a portion of the equity. At this point, you should consult directly with a local divorce attoreny who can best further advise you after reviewing all of the details of your situation. 


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