Does my spouse get credit for staying home during our marriage?

Yes, because your spouse didn’t just "stay home." He or she worked to maintain the home and to raise the children. Judges know that by staying home, the spouse allowed you to work and possibly earn even more than you could have had if he or she also worked.

Also, if your spouse can prove that he or she lost certain employment opportunities that could have resulted in having a high income, the judge would probably look favorably upon giving your spouse more property.