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in CT, the court will distribute all assets regardless of how or when they were acquired. and while she put the majority of the down payment onto the residence, that does not mean that your contributions to the household will not be included in a divsion of the proceeds
what the court will look at is the length of the marriage, the nature of the cause for the divorce, etc - but telling fibs about smoking and finishing school would not be considered
it is always to your benefit to consult with a local attorney about your options. you can do a consult and then decide how much of the proceeds of the home would be yours and then negoiate with her and work a deal. but no court in CT is going to give either party everything -
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