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I got divorced, and I received money because of compensation. And that was because I got operation done in my hands. Since I am divorced my ex-husband says that half of that money belongs to him. We are selling the house and the bank can refinance the house, and he has to sign a paper for the support for my two daughters, and he says no. That we have to go to court. My question is, does half of the money that I received belong to him? Or does he have to support my two daughters? I was with him for 18 years. And i also applied for Social Security because I can not work anymore.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Daniel Solutions replied 7 years ago.
Separate property is property that belongs to one spouse and is not subject to division in divorce. This includes property that a spouse brought to the marriage (a house, a business, pension funds) or assets or debts acquired in the name of one spouse during the marriage (an inheritance, personal injury award, or education loans).
Therefore he should not be entitled to your compensation from the injury to your hands.
The would be required to provide support for the children but you may need to have the court force him to pay child support.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
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Expert:  Daniel Solutions replied 7 years ago.
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