asset

In family law, specifically in the context of divorce, marital assets are economic resources attained during the marriage; that is from the date of the marriage ceremony to the date of actual or constructive separation.  Marital assets will then be weighed against marital debt in the division of property and the award of spousal support.  In the context of child support, the non-custodial parent's assets are calculated in measuring the amount of child support to be paid.