Who gets the house in a divorce in Maine?

Who gets the house in a divorce in Maine?

Each spouse gets his or her own individually owned property and the court divides of the marital property between the two spouses.

Is Maine a common law state?

Under Maine statute, “Marriage is the legally recognized union of 2 people. There is no statutory language concerning common law marriage in Maine. A Maine Supreme Judicial Court case states that “common law marriages are not recognized as valid under the laws of the state” (Pierce v. Secretary of U.S. Dept.

Is Maine a 50 50 divorce state?

Maine has an equitable distribution or common law system of marital property, which is true for the majority of states. Under this system, marital property isn't automatically assumed to be owned by both spouses and therefore should be divided equally at divorce.

Which states do not have community property?

Most states are not and are considered equitable distribution states where property is distributed fairly, but not necessarily equally. There are nine community property states: Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.