Classification of Property: Marital or Separate | TN Divorce Law


Tennessee Divorce Law on Classification of Property as Marital or Separate

Basic laws everyone should understand:

  1. Courts can only divide marital property;
  2. Courts decide what is marital vs. non-marital property;
  3. Separate property (aka non-marital property) can become marital property by: Commingling, or Transmutation; and
  4. Factors for equitable division include existence of and value of separate property.

Tennessee law on classification of property as marital or separate for equitable division of property from Memphis divorce attorney Miles Mason, Sr. For more information on Tennessee divorce and family law, see:

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