Stafford, VA asked in Divorce for Maryland

Q: Can I lose my pre-marriage possessions (car, house, motorcycle, etc) in a divorce, if they're all in my name?

All items were owned long before I met my fiancé, and all are solely in my name with the car and motorcycle completely paid off. The house isn't but again, it only has my name on all documents. If things go south after we're married, can she take some or all of these, or make me sell them?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Evan M. Koslow
Evan M. Koslow
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: If the asset is in your sole name you will keep it (even if purchased during the marriage). Depending on if you put any money towards these assets, your spouse may have an interest in them when it comes time to a judge deciding, what, if any, monetary award should be provided to either of you.

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