All assets acquired before marriage or “gifted” at marriage for marriage need not be split as they’re considered assets belonging only to the person that holds legal entitlement. Assets acquired during marriage or by virtue of marriage must be split among spouses (50% each). Assets that are to be split are valued at FMV (Fair Market Value) before being split.
If a spouse actively participates in or has shares in a family business, he or she is entitled to receive their rightful share.
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