You are right tb, the lot ( bienes gananciales ) becomes joint property ( even if you buy under your sole name while married ) just not what you owned before getting married ( bienes propios ). Some people might declare these with a public notary, just so in case they divorce it is clear what belongs to each.tangobob said:I am not an expert on this, so if someone comes with more info....
As far as I know, if you are married in Argentina, everything, todo, the lot,
becomes joint property.
Even though we are a UK couple married for more years than you can imagine, when I bought property here, it had to be in joint names. Even if I had come on my own, to do the deal my wife's name had to be on the document.
So my answer would be, not worth the paper it is written on.
Again, this is if you get divorced here in Argentina. The OP is going to live in the US. If they get divorced in the US things will be based on the rules/regs of the US court that pronounces the divorce. And I believe even in the US it changes state to state.sergio said:Nikad is right. Property that you own PRIOR to marriage remains yours. Your spouse can not get it in the event of divorce. After marriage property is joint property. Also keep in mind that in Argentina you can not will property to anyone. If you die and leave a spouse, parents or children the estate goes to them starting with spouse and children. You can leave 20% of your estate to whomever you want if you write a will.
I believe the OP is concerned about properties that he owns prior to marriage, neither in the US nor in Argentina his spouse is entitled to any of these in case of divorce ( it doesn´t matter whether they get divorced in Arg or the US ) In case of death, then it is a different story. Hopefully they will live together and won´t divorce, but they should plan ahead in case of death.mini said:Again, this is if you get divorced here in Argentina. The OP is going to live in the US. If they get divorced in the US things will be based on the rules/regs of the US court that pronounces the divorce. And I believe even in the US it changes state to state.