It may be. While inheritances are generally understood to be separate assets, they are the separate asset of the person to whom they were bequeathed.
If your relative left an inheritance to you and your spouse, the court may well take your relative at their word, and allow it to be a marital asset and subject to equitable distribution.
Depending on the nature of the inheritance, it may also be viewed as two separate assets, one belonging to each of you.
If you believe this is not what your relative intended, the attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer can help build a case to show the court that the inheritance should be treated as a separate item belonging to you.
There are always arguments to be made, and the more evidence that exists to support your claim, the stronger your case will be.
Call us today at 716-542-5444 and talk to an experienced Buffalo divorce attorney for free.