By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
If the car is in your name only, or the house is in your spouse’ name only, if it was purchased during the marriage with marital funds, it does not matter whose name is or isn’t on it. It will be viewed as marital property.
It is often the wife who has the wool pulled over her eyes by the husband. He buys her a car and puts the title in her name, making him look like a big shot. Comes to divorce, the car she finds out is half his. She just didn’t know it all those years.
Couples end up fighting over real estate, cars, jewelry, bank accounts, anything that has a title to it. Gifts during the marriage are viewed as marital assets during divorce.
So don’t be fooled into a false sense of security. Don’t believe what you hear from your divorcing spouse. Call one of the lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 to learn your rights, or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com for more information.