My husband wants a divorce. We have been married 5 years. We live in Maryland. His name is on the house which he had prior to our marriage. Do I have any rights?

He lived in the home prior to our
marriage. We did not live together prior
to getting married. His name is on the
title. And he pays all of the bills in
the home.

Asked on July 26, 2018 under Family Law, Maryland


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If he owned the home prior to marriage and did not buy it using money earned during marriage, it is his home alone; property owned by a spouse prior to marriage is "separate," not marital or community, property, and you would have no rights to it.

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