Lake Havasu City, AZ asked in Divorce for Arizona

Q: Will property acquired prior to marriage law remain in effect even though the new wifes name was added later?

I purchased a home in 2008 as a single man, got married in 2011, and refinanced (with her name on the new loan) in 2014. Does that re-fi

wipe out the provision of community property "prior to marriage" being non community property?

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Randi Sirlin
Randi Sirlin
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: There is no black and white when it comes to the law. However, in general, if you added your Wife's name to the title, the presumption is that you "made a gift" to the community.

If you need additional assistance, I recommend contacting an experienced, family law attorney.

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