Q: My husband left me 2 months ago and I would like to purchase a home. Can I purchase it without it becoming marital asset
In South Carolina, marital assets are those acquired between the date of marriage and the date a case is filed. To minimize the likelihood of a home you purchase after separation being considered a marital asset, you should (1) file an action in Family Court before purchase; and (2) not use marital funds to purchase the home.
An experienced divorce lawyer can give you more specific advice on how to protect your home from being considered a marital asset.
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