Miami, FL asked in Family Law for Florida

Q: In Florida if a car in bought with one of the spouse's money and it is registered under his name is it marital?

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Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
Answered
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If it was purchased during the marriage then it is most likely marital. An exception might be if it was purchased with funds that were inherited. Title by itself does not make it non-marital.

Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Answered
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Mr. Lieber is correct.

However, just to be clear: Whether your car is a "marital asset" is only relevant if you are in the middle of a divorce or planning one. Otherwise you can sell your car without your spouse's permission--or even knowledge.

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