separate estate

Definition of "separate estate"
  1. Property under solely one person's management and ownership, and not influenced or subject to the rights or control of another individual, like a spouse
How to use "separate estate" in a sentence
  1. Upon the divorce, Jane retained a separate estate that was immune to the claims of her ex-spouse.
  2. The car he purchased after marriage was considered a separate estate because it was bought solely with his money, and not part of the marital assets.
  3. Inheritance received by one spouse is typically considered a separate estate and isn't divided among the couple during a divorce.

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