Is my wife entitled to the things she left in the home ?

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Is my wife entitled to the things she left in the home ?

I went to work and my wife grabbed an arm load of
her clothes and left, 1-13-18. She was committing
marital misconduct by dating another man since 12-
3-17. She has rented a place to stay.

Asked on February 5, 2018 under Family Law, North Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, she is: her "marital misconduct" has no bearing whatsoever on her ownership of, or right to, her belongings. she is entitled to anything she brought with her to the marriage, anything purchased with money she had pre-marriage or which was given as gift to her or inherited by her, any items (e.g. jewlery) she inherited, and anything gifted to her, whether by others or by you, which would include her clothing.


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