My husband bought a brand new sports car a few months ago, shortly after leaving me. Do I have rights in it?


Usually when a couple separate permanently, the date of their separation marks the end of the financial partnership between them (or, in the words of the law, the time of 'balancing of financial resources'). However, if one party buys an expensive asset like a sports car, shortly after separating, it is reasonable to assume that it was purchased from joint resources acquired before the split, in which case it would be regarded as marital or shared property. Every case, however, is decided on its particular facts and circumstances.

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