Upon marriage would my husband automatically own half the property and homethat Icame into the marriage with?

Would we both assume each others assets and debts? We live in MN.

Asked on November 11, 2011 under Family Law, Minnesota

Answers:

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

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

No, he would not automatically own half the property and home.  And no, you would not assume each others assets and debt.  What you come in to the marriage with is considered separate property unless you choose to have it become marital property.   Same holds true for debt.  Now, if you put his name on the property or otherwise show an intention to have the property become marital property then he can try and claim that it is subject to equitable distribution if your should get divorced.  I think that you should seek some counseling before you get married and have some one take a look a your financial situation and give you advice.  Good luck.


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