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Can you still seek assets in a short-term marriage?

When you and your spouse got together, you had only known each other a few days. After only a couple months had passed, you decided to take the plunge and get married.

Now, only around a year later, you're both at a point where you believe that you don't want to be together. A divorce is your primary option, and you're interested. However, you're worried that you'll lose everything that you've gained during your marriage, which could make it hard for you to live on your own again.

Can you seek assets during a divorce if you've only been married for a short time?

Even if you've only been married for a short time, you can still seek assets during your divorce. It's important to make sure you have good support for your requests, though. For example, if you and your spouse got married but kept all your assets separate, it might be hard to seek out anything from your marriage, even if you both have many assets to your names.

If you came into the marriage with very little while your spouse was well-off, you could be involved in a high-asset divorce despite having few separate assets of your own. If there is no prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, then you can still seek a portion of your marital assets along with spousal support. With such a short marriage, you may not be awarded much support, and there may be a limit on how many assets you can obtain, too. However, if you and your spouse can work out an agreement outside court, it might work in your favor to do so.

Your attorney will review your case and let you know what they believe the most likely outcome will be if you seek assets or support from your spouse during divorce.

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