Inheritances

Protect Your Rights to an Inheritance

Divorce inheritance issues often come up when a couple starts dividing their assets. Is an inheritance considered separate property or is it a marital asset? This is one of the most difficult and highly contested areas of divorce and is often complicated by the existence of a pre-nuptial agreement.

We have experience guiding clients through the complexities of inherited wealth. We estimate how much of the inheritance is separate from the community property. We also help clients understand which negotiation approaches they should take in order to maximize the expected value they receive. If the inheritance is entirely deemed as separate property, then support becomes the main issue. We can create a framework for negotiation and approach for support.

Key Issues:

  • How do you separate inherited wealth from marital wealth for divorce purposes?
  • How do inheritances affect child support and spousal support?
  • Does a prenuptial agreement secure inherited wealth?

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