Rochester Divorce Lawyer Explains How an Inheritance is Treated During Divorce

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.

Did you receive an inheritance that you are trying to protect from your spouse?  Contact dedicated Rochester Divorce Lawyer Michael Ranzenhofer for options.

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