Does title ownership affect whether property is marital property?

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Question: Does title ownership affect whether property is marital
property?

Answer: Characterization as marital or nonmarital property disregards
title, except real property held as tenants by the entirety, which is
deemed marital. The court may order the sale of jointly titled real or
personal property, and division of the proceeds. But the court
cannot transfer title ownership of property, except for pension,
retirement, profit sharing or deferred compensation.

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