I PURCHASED OUR HOME PRIOR TO OUR MARRIAGE WITH FUNDS EARNED OR RECEIVED BY ME PRIOR TO OUR MARRIAGE. WILL I HAVE TO SHARE THE VALUE OF THE HOME WITH MY SPOUSE?
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Usually not. However, if the house has appreciated in value during the marriage as the result of the efforts of your spouse or marital monies invested in the property, then your spouse may have an interest in the amount of appreciated value that has accumulated since the date of the marriage. Take notice that if you place your spouse's name on the deed title during the marriage, this may give rise to a legal and equitable interest in the full value of the property on the part of your spouse.