Tampa, FL asked in Family Law for Florida

Q: Is my house considered a marital asset if only my name is on the deed and only been married for 7 months?

And if so then is spouse automatically entitled to 50 percent? If she agreed to give me the house what proof would I need?

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2 Lawyer Answers
Emily Konicek
Emily Konicek
Answered
  • Altamonte Springs, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If the house was purchased during the marriage, it is marital regardless if only one party is on the deed.

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

A: As soon as you got married your spouse got a marital interest in the property, regardless of mortgage or deed. However, that marital interest can be limited to the length of the intact marriage, meaning the appreciation in value during the marriage. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

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