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If my spouse never worked 13 years we were married does he

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If my spouse never worked...
If my spouse never worked for the 13 years we were married does he still gets half of everything I own?
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Family Lawyer: RONB-ESQ, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
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Yes though it is probably not the answer you were seeking I have an obligation to provide a legally accurate answer and hope you understand that you can best understand your rights when you know how the law will be applied. Generally in any state whether common law or a community property state during the divorce the parties attempt to equitably separate all assets that are part of the "estate" created upon filing for divorce. Do note that certain gifts, inheritances, and property brought into the marriage may be deemed separate and not part of the "estate" that will be divided. It is not divided exactly 50/50 as sometimes it makes sense to give certain assets to one party if as example they are also obligated on the loan as then if they fail to pay they will be the one damaged.

What state are you in? That may help me if you have any follow up questions for me.

Regards,

Ron

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Family Lawyer: RONB-ESQ, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

The website messed up as this should have posted already.

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Family Lawyer: RONB-ESQ, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

I thought I should let you know that unfortunately I will be out of town Tuesday-Thursday night and back online Friday at 1:00 PM CST. As such I am going to opt out of your question so another expert can answer. Please don't reply until a new expert introduces himself as it will delay the process.

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Hi,

I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

I see that the original expert has had to leave this interaction. Did you still need someone to answer your question? If so, can you tell me what state you're in? Did your husband stay home to raise children or work as a homemaker?

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