Nashville, TN asked in Divorce for Tennessee

Q: Can the money from my pre marriage savings account be divided in case of a divorce if I move it to the stock market?

I live in Davidson County, TN. I’m not an American citizen yet. I am married with kids to an American for three years now. I generated those savings years before I met my husband and would like to put them in the market but I’m not sure if that could make the money be shared in case of a divorce.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Hannah Burdine
Hannah Burdine
  • Nashville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: No, unless it was mixed with marital funds. It is important to keep your premarital assets separate from the marital ones. You should consider talking with an experienced family lawyer who is knowledgeable about asset protection of your separate accounts, such as creating post-nuptial agreements, trusts, etc.

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