Philadelphia, PA family law attorney Jack A. Rounick explains what factors make property “separate” and protected from division in a divorce?
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It’s property that was acquired prior to the marriage, although during the marriage, any increase in value is marital. It’s property that was gifted during the marriage, and if it was gifted, then it’s nonmarital except for, again, any increase in value. Marital property is all property that’s acquired during the marriage by either party other than by specific gift.