Did you receive an inheritance that you are trying to protect from your spouse? Watch this video about how an inheritance is treated during divorce in Rochester.
As a dedicated Rochester Divorce Lawyer, clients who are contemplating divorce want to know how an inheritance they have received will be treated.
- An inheritance is usually considered separate property and not subject to being divided with your spouse.
- If an inheritance has been commingled with marital funds or used it to purchase a house in the names of both parties, the inheritance may have lost its separate character and be subject to sharing.
- If an inheritance is clearly separate – and the property is clearly located and clearly defined – it is not subject to sharing.