Indianapolis, IN asked in Divorce for Indiana

Q: I'm trying to figure out if I have to divide my assets 50/50 if I get a divorce if nothing is in my husband's name.

My house, car, and bills are all in my name. He had absolutely nothing but a bag of clothes when I met him. I already had my car when I met him, and built and moved into a new home right before we got married. He does work and contribute to the household, but I dont feel after 2½ years of marriage, he should get half of what I worked so hard to acquire.

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Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson

A: The general position of Indiana law is to aim for an equitable division of all "marital property," which generally includes any property obtained after the date of marriage. However, the implementation of this rule varies greatly depending on the facts of each situation. Also, parties often find that, once they start the divorce process and begin negotiating with the other side, some items of property may be worth more to them than others, and they can use that as leverage in settlement talks.

It would be a good idea for you to sit down with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your case in more detail.

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