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Old 01-02-2009, 12:08 AM
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There is what she can get via the law, and then there is what she might agree to. If overall there is equity in the house from the time before she moved in, and given the extremely short marriage, she may agree that morally she is not entitled to that equity and allow you to keep it. If it seems fair to most people, there is no reason not to present that to her without feeling like you are trying to get away with something. I am all for 50/50 split in most cases, but in this case it from what I know it seems unfair and it would be dishonourable for her to ask for half of what you brought into your short marriage.
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