Inheritance...Do I have to Split it?


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


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.


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?


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.