The court requires divorcing couples to create a complete listing of all marital and non-marital assets, an Inventory.
Our online questionnaire includes a series of questions designed to prompt you for information regarding your property, classified as either marital or non-marital property according to the definitions provided in the explanation text. To assist you answering these questions, you may wish to jot down on a piece of paper a list of the property that you and your spouse own that is of significant value. Then determine whether each item is marital or non-marital according to the provided definitions.
Flash Divorce allows you to describe up to 5 pieces of marital property. If you need to include more than 5 pieces of marital property of significant value, enter the first 5 pieces here, and then append a listing to the form produced describing additional items.
Below are definitions to help determine the difference between marital and non-marital property Non-marital Property
There are 3 types of separate (Non-marital) property:
(1) Things owned by spouses prior to marriage.
(2) Gifts or legacies (inheritance) received after marriage in sole name of one spouse;
(3) Money received from Tort settlements and judgments, if the award was from an event prior to the marriage. *** This award may be complicated and the assistance of an attorney should be consulted if you are not sure as to whether or not it is marital property.
Everything else acquired during marriage is Marital Property. Even if the spouse does not work outside of the home or if the property is owned solely in one spouse’s name. This includes all income, pensions, SSI benefits, lottery winnings, etc. It also includes appreciation on separate property that is attributable to active intervention and support by other spouse (e.g. Wife works as hostess in Husband’s restaurant).