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I have shares that I bought before I got married if we get

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Hi,
I have shares that I bought before I got married if we get divorced will I be legally obligated to split these shares with my wife?
Regards,
Andy
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.

No. Any property acquired before a marriage is exempt under Scots law and your wife has no claim. If you were to sell the shares and buy something with the money then that would become matrimonial property so make sure you keep the shares as they were pre marriage. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.

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