“Separate Property” in divorce may become marital

Ken Hodge has written an article outlining how separate property, i.e., property owned by one spouse prior to the marriage, can be treated by the Court as marital property to the extent that it increased in value during the marriage. (Read the article here)This is an aspect of Virginia divorce law that many clients find surprising and confounding. It is an extremely complex and sometimes controversial aspect of Virginia divorce law, and your comments on the article are welcome.