Property and Married

I have been married in Maryland for over 15 years, my husband has bought a few houses over the years never putting my name on any of them. He tells me it does not matter we are married if we split he would have to split everything.I need to know if this is true.

Asked on September 27, 2017 under Family Law, Maryland


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The general rule is that property purchased during a marriage is considered to be marital property, so long as it is purchased with marital funds.  If your husband used money he earned during the marriage to purchase these properties then they are considered marital.  But I would press him about why he isn't putting your name on them. Good luck.

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