When married couples in San Antonio choose to separate, one of the first issues that may become a point of contention is the division of their property. Both sides involved in a property division dispute may feel as though their reasons for wanting a particular asset or piece of property are just, and thus something to fight for. That reasoning may be due to any number of factors ranging from potential resale value to the amount of time and effort put into securing and/or managing it. In some cases, it may even come down to a matter of emotional significance.
An ongoing divorce case in Illinois seems to reinforce this point. Currently, the couple involved is embroiled in a conflict over a unique and seemingly odd parcel of property: a garage. The garage in question is attached to the townhouse where the husband is currently living. The townhouse itself was gifted to the wife by her mother, yet she no longer lives there. However, she and her family are insistent that her soon-to-be ex-husband not use the garage. The reason why the garage holds so much significance? The wife’s father was murdered in it 20 years ago.
While reports indicate that the husband involved here was added as a property owner of both the house and the garage, the wife insists that his interest in the property was only meant to be temporary. Those who bring assets like the one’s mentioned above into a marriage may want to consider protecting them through a prenuptial agreement. Such action could avoid the potential for a dispute. Those wanting to create such an agreement may want to work with an attorney in doing so.
Source: Fox 32 Chicago “Miglin family battles in court over Gold Coast property” May 03, 2017