WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET A DIVORCE - JURISDICTION, GROUNDS
My wife recently informed me she would like to separate and subsequently asked me to move out. I have been living in the house we just bought for the past 2 weeks with no heat or hot water but is in my name only. I have been renovating this house for 6 months. Now I'm living in construction. She also just told me she wants to end the marriage. I have an inheritance coming to me from my deceased mother of 10 years and my father who just passed this summer. Is any of the inheritance considered marital assets ? Can she take any of it ? Most of it is in an inheritance IRA and some in bonds and cash. I live in Nassau County NY.Answer:
If the house was purchased with funds earned during the marriage, it is
“Marital Property”, regardless of in whose name the house is held.
Any inheritance you receive which you keep in a separate account in your name only, is “Separate Property” not marital, and will belong to you only.
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Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions