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My house is under my name only and I am thinking about a

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My house is under my name only and I am thinking about a divorce. Am I entitled to keep the house? I live in IL
Submitted: 23 days ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  DrakeLAW replied 23 days ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you, please give me a moment to review and possibly research answers to your question.

Expert:  DrakeLAW replied 23 days ago.

Was the house purchased before or during the marriage?

Customer: replied 23 days ago.
This house in question was purchased after marriage but it was purchased with funds that was received from a property that was purchased by me prior to marriage.
Expert:  DrakeLAW replied 23 days ago.

Ok, thanks for explaining further because that was going to be my next question. If you are able to trace the money from your pre-marital property to this one it will remain your separate property.

Does that answer your question?

Customer: replied 23 days ago.
What if I cant trace the money then what will happen to this property?
Expert:  DrakeLAW replied 23 days ago.

It could be deemed marital property and you would have to sell it and split the equity or one person would have to buy the other out.

Customer: replied 22 days ago.
It could be deemed marital property?? or it will be ?
Expert:  DrakeLAW replied 22 days ago.

Could. If you cannot trace the funds you would have to rely on other evidence and it would be up to the discretion of the judge. It is not a black and white issue.

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