Legal Question in Family Law in Massachusetts

My wife and I purchased a house prior to being married. Now we are getting divorced. I put $100,000 of my money down on the house. Is she entitled to half of it or is it considered 'non-marital' money and should be returned to me if we sell the house?

Asked on 11/11/13, 3:32 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

James Hall Qua, Hall, Harvey & Walsh

The answer depends upon many factors. The length of your marriage could be the most important factor.

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Answered on 11/11/13, 4:21 am

It will depend on the length of your marriage as well as other factors, but the longer you have been married the more likely the Court will be inclined to treat the home as a marital asset in its entirety.

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Answered on 11/11/13, 7:55 am

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