separate property

Definition of "separate property"
  1. Assets entirely owned and controlled by one spouse in a marriage, typically including property obtained before marriage, gifts, inheritance, or assets mutually agreed to be separate
How to use "separate property" in a sentence
  1. After their divorce, his antique book collection was deemed separate property as it was inherited from his father.
  2. She retained her jewelry as separate property since it was a gift from her mother before her marriage.
  3. The couple agreed to consider their individual savings account as separate property for the event of a possible separation.

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