Distribution of equity

Dear mr fedup:

Greetings. The gift to you was separate property and the gift to your wife was separate property, BUT when you deposited the funds into the marital residence, then it was a gift to the marriage and became marital equity in the jointly titled real estate. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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thank you very much ms./mrs. fritts
just wanted to make sure before i pursued it.

i have looked thru the past 30 some odd pages, and just decided to ask.
my wife’s parents each gifted us the max amount for tax purpose so we could have a decent down payment on our house. does it matter who gifted the money since it was during our marriage and the same amoutn was gifted to both of us?