Greetings. It depends what your actual settlement papers say the funds are for. Your spouse may be entitled to half of it. The better question is whether or not you are going to be able to get long term alimony from your spouse. My advice is to seek an attorney and have them help you now. The attorney should be able to save you money, even in light of your attorney fees. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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