When a couple starts dividing their assets as the divorce process goes into effect, any inheritance one may have received during the marriage is put on the table.
The question arises – Is the money considered separate property or is it a marital asset? The answer is determined by whether the money was kept in a separate account, used in the marriage to purchase marital assets or put into a joint bank account.
If you kept your money in a separate account, it is considered separate property when you divorce.
If you are seeking a divorce and need help protecting your inheritance, contact an experienced Orange County Family Law attorney who will work to protect your inheritance and your interests during property division and divorce.