Kearny, NJ asked in Civil Litigation for New Jersey

Q: If I buy a house with my own money can my wife that I have been separated from for one year take half?

I have been separated (not legally separated) for one year and 2 months with my current wife. We have been married for 2 plus years. If I buy a home with my own savings that I had before getting married can she take half when we divorce?

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Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: New Jersey is an equitable distribution state, so the answer is "NO". You also should get divorced prior to buying any house, and this market is overdue to colapse.

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