A concern for anyone going through a separation or divorce is how the property, bank accounts, and other assets you have will be divided when you separate. The first step in the process is figuring out whether the property you have is marital property or separate property.
According to Washington, DC law, if it was accumulated during your marriage, it is marital property in DC.
Marital property in a DC divorce usually includes the assets and debts you acquire during your marriage — it does not matter how something is titled.
If it is a debt accumulated during the marriage, it will be considered marital debt. An example of marital property in DC that surprises many people is a retirement account that is separately titled. The portion of the retirement funds that accumulated during the marriage will be considered marital property.