My wife recently inherited a large estate. We have been married over 20 years. She recently filed for divorce. She says the money is separate property and she has placed it in a separate account. We have lots of joint debt and a home. Is she correct?

Great question. Inheritances are generally considered separate property. Sometimes separate property is considered when awarding alimony. For example, if she was otherwise entitled to alimony, the Judge should consider an inheritance to the extent that it could limit or eliminate the need for alimony. There are only limited circumstances in which a Judge would invade… Read More »