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


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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.