Monetary gifts / inheritences


#1

My uncle died while we were married and my mom was the beneficiary for his life insurance policy. With that settlement, she gifted myself and my siblings $10k each. Can I get that back due to an inheritance or is that just a gift?


#2

If you can trace the money back to the inheritance it is separate, if however that money was comingled and used for martial purchases, you cannot recover it.


#3

It was deposited into our joint account and was spent along with all our other money. Is this a lost cause?


#4

Yes, it is deemed to be a gift to the marriage.