How Does Court Determine Property Division?

One of the longest parts of the divorce process is sorting through your property and assets to decide how they should be split. In Maryland, property is not always divided 50-50 in divorces. It may end up this way, but property division is determined by what is equitable for both parties, based on many factors such as the financial situation of each spouse and how much each spouse contributed to the family and the property in question.

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Marital Vs. Nonmarital Property

Not every asset is in question during these proceedings. You generally keep any nonmarital property and assets that belong to you, whereas marital property is always considered during property division. What makes something nonmarital?

Nonmarital property is property obtained before the marriage or property given directly to you. For example, an inheritance or a gift specifically for you and not your spouse would be nonmarital property.

Some nonmarital property can become marital if you use joint funds to purchase it. For example, if you bought a car before you were married but made payments using marital funds after your marriage, the car is now partially marital property.

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