Not Suitable for Property Settlement?
The court was recently asked to consider a property division, where the couple had only been married for a short period of time, in total just over 3 years. The husband proposed that each party retain the assets they brought in to the relationship and retain those assets which they currently held.
The Judge agreed with the husband that it was not ‘just and equitable’ that there be a property adjustment between the parties. The court took into account that each of the parties had amassed the vast majority of their respective assets well prior to their marriage and furthermore, that they had not co-mingled their finances during their marriage.