Nevada Community Property
UPDATED: Oct 1, 2022
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Nevada Community Property
My mother passed away in March 2012 and left me
with a life insurance policy, federal TSP acct,
etc. I purchased my home with proceeds June
2012 and married soon to be ex husband in 2013.
I never changed the vesting with title and
still reads unmarried sole and separate and all
big item purchases were purchased before
marriage – car truck 4×4 toys etc. Since the
home is owned free and clear does he have a
right to the equity? Even though NV is a
community property state, all were acquores
before the marriage.
Asked on February 21, 2018 under Family Law, Nevada
S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
Community property is property acquired during marriage. Each spouse has a one half interest in community property.
Separate property is property acquired before marriage or after the marriage ends. A spouse has no claim to the other spouse's separate property.
Since you owned / purchased the house prior to marriage, it is your separate property and your spouse has no claim to it. The car, truck, etc. that were purchased prior to marriage are also your separate property and therefore, your spouse has no claim to those items.
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