I have $100,000 in the bank.
I get married.
We start a joint account from scratch. All future salaries and bills from both of us come and go from here.
Is there any way to keep the $100,00 off limits in the case of a divorce, without a prenuptial?
Also, say I have $100,000 in a 401k and I get divorced when it is at $300,000 - is the spouse entitled to half of 300k, or 200k? Is there any way to make it the latter?
Any finance info pointing in the right direction is appreciated.