Jacksonville, FL asked in Family Law and Divorce for Florida

Q: In FL, if transfer money from separate premarital account to marital account, makes premarital account marital?

If I live in Florida, and I have money from a separate account prior to the marriage, and I transfer some of that money into a marital account for both spouses, then does the separate account prior to marriage stop being separate and becomes a marital account?

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Vanessa Vasquez de Lara
Vanessa Vasquez de Lara
  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The transfer of premarital funds into a marital account only makes the money transferred marital. It does not convert the premarital account into a marital account. It is very easy though to convert premarital assets into marital. If this is an ongoing concern, a post-nuptial agreement may be needed to protect those non-marital funds.

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