Ohio statutes define marital and separate property. Marital property is property acquired during the marriage, including real estate, personal property, intangible property (such as stocks and bonds, bank accounts) and retirement plans, regardless of legal title. Marital property is divided equitably between the parties, which is usually an equal division.
Separate property includes all real, personal and intangible property from an inheritance, property owned before the marriage, income or appreciation on separate property that did not come from a marital contribution of either party during the marriage, and gifts received after the marriage date if proved to be made to only one spouse. Separate property is not divided between the parties.