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I Inherited A Large Amount Of Money In Queens And Then My Spouse Filed For Divorce. Do They Get Any Of That?

No, money inherited from a loved one in Queens is not subject to equitable distribution.

This rule protects not only the recipient, the but the giver as well, whose final wishes included that gift to a particular person, not a spouse who decides to try to take what they view as “their share” as they walk out the door.

Your spouse may have believed that the timing for filing was excellent and they could get away with a big portion of your relative’s money in the settlement, but an experienced Queens divorce attorney can make sure that a recent inheritance is fully segregated from the marital funds and that your loved one’s gift doesn’t go to your spouse.

Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with an experienced Queens divorce attorney who can help you understand equitable distribution rules and how the courts define marital and separate assets.