The we live on in Florida was deeded to only me by my dad. In s divorce does my wife have rights to it?

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The we live on in Florida was deeded to only me by my dad. In s divorce does my wife have rights to it?

During a divorce does my wife have rights to
land that was deeded to only me in a divorce?

Asked on September 6, 2016 under Family Law, Florida

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

In a divorce, as a general rule, property owned before marriage remains the seperate property of the titled owner. This is true so long as no joint marital funds have been used to maintain and/or improve it. So for example, if the property was a house that a married couple lived and joint marital assets were used to pay the mortgage and build an addition onto, then the property may have "transmutted" into a marital asset. In such a case, the other spouse may have rights to it. To be certain of your legal standing, you should consult directly with a divorce attorney in your area who can best further advise you.


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