Some states are community property states, meaning that property acquired during the marriage is shared equally upon divorce. Most states, however, have some form of equitable distribution, meaning that marital property is divided according to what the court thinks is fair. Conceivably, the court has the authority to give all of the property to the other spouse. But it needs to be equitable.
For an uncontested divorce, meaning all your issues are resolved and you just need the court to grant you a divorce, you still need to file all the right things and prove to the court that you are entitled to a divorce. Some people, including celebrities Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett, get this all wrong.
Often times, in a divorce case, the marital home is the most valuable property to be divided. Unfortunately for Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Danielle Staub, her husband listed their 7,500 square foot house for sale - without her knowledge! Is that legal?