Can a spouse take everything in a divorce?
The unfortunate reality is that he/she may certainly try to take everything, or at least an unfair share. The rule is that the community property must be divided 50/50, according to “no fault” principles. Each spouse has a fiduciary duty to disclose all assets (and income, expenses and debts).
What determines who gets the house in a divorce?
In most divorces, the marital home is a couple’s biggest asset. If a judge determines that the marital home is one spouse’s separate property, the solution is simple: the spouse who owns it, gets it. It’s a lot more complicated when the family home is a marital asset.
Who should leave the house in a divorce?
You have the absolute right to stay in the marital home if you are listed on the title to that property. Therefore, unless there is evidence of criminal activity, domestic violence, or harassment by one spouse against another, you have the legal right to stay in your house during the divorce process.