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I Recently Inherited A House. Can My Spouse In Queens Make A Claim On It As Part Of Our Divorce Settlement?

If the house was left to you solely, then it is yours as a separate asset and your spouse has no claim over it in the divorce.

Matrimonial law is very clear when it comes to inherited property and divorce in Queens.

The recipient party owns the inherited property, and it is not subject to distribution.

Issues of distribution can come into play when, for instance, a cash inheritance is deposited into a joint account and used to pay household bills.

In this circumstance, a spouse could claim that the money has converted to a marital asset by virtue of how it was allocated and used.

Questions of how and which property is divided are critical issues in nearly every Queens divorce.

The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino know that keeping what’s yours is one of the most important considerations for our clients.

Call us today at 718-523-1111 and speak to an experienced Queens divorce attorney for free.