The fact that a house is in your name after divorce is unlikely have any bearing on who gets the house. Properties are treated in exactly the same way as pensions and savings accounts – in other words, your property is considered to be part of your marital assets. Divorce settlements are worked out by looking at the total value of these assets, which includes all assets in either joint or sole names. However, if a property was brought to the marriage by one spouse, it can have a bearing on the financial settlement. Similarly the terms of a pre-nup may also affect whether you get to keep the house.