Divorce and separation

Myth
  Myth
“Been married 5 years. Marital home was my home for 11 years prior to marriage and deeds are in my name only. Husband has his own property owned outright. I've heard if we divorced, my husband would be entitled to a share of the marital home but I would not be entitled to any share of his property.”
Fact
  Fact
When a married couple divorce all marital property is considered to be jointly owned. So it doesn’t matter who originally brought what into the marriage.

If a court was asked to decide they would consider the total marital pot of assets and the starting point would be a 50/50 split. Other factors will be taken account of, such as the income and accommodation needs of both parties, arrangements for taking care of any children and so on. But it isn't the case that just because you live in a property that would be dealt with differently.

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