Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Arkansas

Q: Is it legal for my husband to destroy my property that I had before the marriage, and some gotten during marriage?

All property that was acquired during marriage I paid for. Also he packed his stuff and left but took alot of stuff belonging to me that I had before we were married and some stuff I bought after we were married but while we were separated. IS this legal for him to do this?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: If your husband has destroyed or taken property that belonged to you before the marriage, or property acquired during the marriage without your consent, this is not typically permitted under the law. Property brought into the marriage by one spouse is generally considered separate property, and property purchased during the marriage is often deemed marital property.

Destruction of one's property can be considered a legal offense, and taking property without consent may constitute theft or conversion. It's advisable to document what has been damaged or taken and consult with legal counsel to discuss the possibility of civil action or other remedies that may be available to you based on the specifics of your situation.

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