Jefferson City, MO asked in Divorce for Nebraska

Q: Divorce. What am I entitled to

Been married for 36 years my husband went to divorce me until he found out I would get some of the estate

So now he doesn't put my name on anything I pay for cable, heat, groceries and all my stuff cell etc. He makes about 70 thousand a year I make 29 thousand a year. Our 3 kids are grown and living on their own.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
  • Omaha, NE
  • Licensed in Nebraska

A: Marital assets are divided between the spouses, often 50/50. Just because an asset is titled in one party's name, doesn't mean it isn't a marital asset. If there was property inherited by one party during the marriage and kept separate, it likely won't be considered marital. Property purchased during the marriage due to one of the party's earnings during the marriage is generally going to be marital, even if titled in only one party's name.

That being, how debts and assets are titled can make the divorce process easier or more complicated and can affect how or whether property is awarded to you. You should speak with an attorney for advice specific to your situation.

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