Is the Money I Earned During Our Marriage, Not Part Of The Community Property During Our Divorce?
In one of my videos on YouTube, a man is going through a divorce and he’s angry, he’s saying that during the marriage he worked, she did not. He earned the money, he should be able to keep the money, he should not have to divide the money or give her anything because he’s the one that earned it. As much as I understand that sentiment and the frustration, I understand that when one works hard for their money, and then there comes to divorce, then you have to share whatever savings you have from your hard-earned work labor for the money.
However, because Nevada is a community property state, anything that you earn during your marriage whether it’s assets, such as homes, cars, boats, or debts, such as credit cards, personal loans, whatever that may be, anything earned during the marriage is going to be considered community property subject to equitable division upon divorce.
So, unfortunately, even though one of the parties might be working to support the family and the other party is not working, that non-working spouse is still contributing to the family estate, by taking care of the children, taking care of the house, allowing the husband to work or the wife to work. And therefore, because of the laws in Nevada of community property, those earnings during the marriage are subject to equitable division upon divorce.
I hope that this has clarified this. It does not matter if you are the only one working in your marriage. Anything earned during the marriage as far as income or anything else is going to be part of a community property that will be divided equitably upon divorce.
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