There is a presumption that all property accumulated during a marriage, whether in sole or joint names, is divisible on divorce. However, as is so often the case, there are exceptions, including for property owned before marriage or received by gift or inheritance during the relationship. When property that is otherwise exempt from division is mixed with joint or “family” assets during the relationship, that exception becomes much less clear. Ensure that your property division is the right one for you by getting thorough information about your assets and
debts and by seeking specific legal advice early.