Inheritance...Do I have to Split it?


#1

I was wondering if any money from a Inheritance has to be split during a divorce? Thanks!


#2

Inheritances are separate property so long as the money is not so comingled with marital funds that it cannot be traced. If you have not received the inheritance yet I suggest you place it in a separate account to ensure simplicity.


#3

what if back support is owed and the party owing the support received an inheritance? Can they be made to use that to pay support?


#4

The court can hold a party who is behind in support in contempt and order them to spend time in jail until support is paid, which in a way, may force one to use separate property to purge the contempt.