Originally Posted by Cherry
I think it's good... Now if our states would jump on board
=There certainly should be a time frame for that to take effect though... Say maybe 2 years into a marriage, prior to the 2 year mark, property remains the property of the party that actually brought it into the marriage, or used their individual credit to acquire the asset.. There were so many injustices in my divorce case, that I lost all faith in the court system. It actually got to the point where we pulled our case entirely because of the courts. Ours wasn't amicable though and my H appeared to be the gold digger in our situation.
I don't know your situation fully, but from what you wrote, it appears you may be on the outs with your W. You can protect yourself for any future wealth by filing for divorce or legal separation now though. I know in my marriage now, whatever either of us do to make money or acquire assets, it is a joint effort, same with debt. So in our situation it is a fair thing now.
During my marriage, it was also my ex-husband who was the gold digger.
During the marriage I had supported him through most of it and covered most of his costs for going to medical school, residency, etc.
I tried to get everything and leave me with nothing. It did not work. In my case the court system helped. He had a costly team of 4 attorneys. I had one. I insisted that everything that was community property be divided 50/50. He tried to hide assets and get everything that was not hidden as well.