If I get married, will my assets acquired before marriage be subject to legal judgment if my wife is in a car accident?

Asked on July 21, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Your pre-marital assets should be exempt from any judgments against your spouse. You would want to make very clear that these pre-marital assets, however. For example, make sure any property or accounts are only in your name; a pre-nuptual agreement which specifies which assets you are each bringing into the marriage would also be helpful.

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