What happens to property I inherited or had before the marriage?

Usually, this type of property will be considered non-marital property so long as it is traceable and has not lost its separate identity. However, if this approach would be unfair, the court may divide the property equitably. For example, if one spouse engaged in serious economic misconduct using marital funds, the court has the authority to make a distributive award to the other spouse out of non-marital property in order to achieve an equitable result.