Q: Divorce question, a housewife married for 30 years file a divorce and receive asset (division of property) and support?
The property the husband had before the marriage, asset value increased from 300,000 to 3 million during the marriage. Can wife be entitled to have share value?
The prenuptial agreement was signed without knowing (did not understand English) 30 years ago. Does it mean the wife gets nothing from divorce after 30 years of marriage?
Thank you for your answer.
A: This may depend on the specifics of the prenuptial agreement, however, in general if the wife can prove that the increase in value is in some part due to financial decisions made within the marriage or from the marital estate, such as renovations, cleaning/maintenance/up-keep, mortgage payments, etc. then she does have a case for a division of the asset. In Nevada, separate property, or property owed prior to the marriage, needs to be kept clearly and indisputably separate in order for it to remain separate from the marital estate.
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