Acworth, GA asked in Divorce for Georgia

Q: If a house was bought with personal settlement monies while separated but not legally. Is it community property?

The monies from the settlement were also deposited into a brand new account and the house bought from that account . The couple had been separated for 2 years already with an order of protection in place .

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Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Any house purchased during the marriage is marital property. The court can decide to award the property to one party vs. the other or a certain percentage based on fairness. We are not a community property state.

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