Nonmarital are assets owned by one party prior to the marriage or acquired by one party during the marriage as a gift or through inheritance. A more complete description of nonmarital property can be reviewed in Minn. Stat. 518.003 Subd. 3b. by clicking here.
The party claiming the asset as nonmarital during a divorce must be able to prove it with appropriate documentation. An asset can be partially both types assets such as a pension benefit earned partially prior to the marriage and partially during the marriage. In addition, assets that are used to improve or acquire other assets during the marriage may retain their nonmarital designation depending on the circumstances and the documents available to support that position. That is especially true of nonmarital money utilized to purchase a home. These issues are complex and we encourage you to discuss your matter with counsel.
If you have a question concerning any marital assets, please call us. I am an experienced divorce lawyer at Felix Law Office, P.A. at 952-894-8380.