Could you tell me in a property settlement if the ex wife can take property before the marriage, gifts. She has lied about everything in the divorce. She does not believe in God so she thinks it is OK to lie. We have all kinds of witness saying tht she is a liar. Also can the judges decision be changed if they are wrong. If Kansas lefts her get away with this, I have no faith in the law here. She citizen of Canada and so are her two daughters. She also lied to th INS. I would like to press purgery charges against her. Can I do this?
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Good morning,I'm sorry to hear of the confusion.Under the marital property laws in the US, possessions and property owned prior to marriage remain the personal property of the spouse who owned it before marriage.If in a divorce one spouse lies and claims marital property was owned by them before marriage, you may show evidence that the other person is lying---through witnesses, receipts of purchace and the like.In the event that the judge makes an error and awards marital property, which should be divided, to just one spouse, you may file a motion for reconsideration or an Appeal of the ruling.I hope you found my answer informative.I wish you the best in 2012.Doug
Is this the law in Kansas? If so I need to know where to find this in writing.
Good morning,It is the law in Kansas, and you will not find anything in writing---in terms of case law or a code section. You are talking about perjury here, and perjury is a crime.However seeking a Motion for Reconsideration or an Appeal are merely parts of the civil procedure of the court---and not specific laws.You may read more about marital property laws in Kansas here:
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