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Harris, Family Law Expert
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  Family Law - Specialist in Divorce, Financial Relief and Children Matters
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I have been separated .5 years. Both children are grown

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I have been separated for 7.5 years. Both children are grown up.
I have bought property since. Should I want a legal separation will this property become part of the asset split.
At the time of separation we did agree to an asset split.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Harris replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thanks for your question.
Were divorce proceedings issued and was a court order made in relation to the previous asset division?
If you have not divorced and obtained a final order regarding the finances then all assets would initially be taken into consideration to ascertain what a fair settlement would be for both of you. However, your negotiations should focus only on the previous assets and if your needs and your ex-spouse's needs can be met from those assets then your new property should not be taken into account.
Please let me know if you have any further questions regarding this.
Expert:  Harris replied 2 years ago.
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