Receiving An Inheritance Before Your Divorce Has Been Filed Or In The Middle Of A Divorce

If you receive an inheritance, before you file for your divorce, or even in the middle of a divorce, you can easily protect the amount that you receive.  You need to directly deposit the inheritance into your own separate bank account.

You should also document the amount of the inheritance, by photocopying the inheritance check and keeping that in a safe place.  You should also keep a copy of the bank statement, showing the amount of the inheritance. 

By taking these simple steps, your inheritance will be considered your “separate property” and therefore is not part of the marital assets. 

If you have a question about your divorce, or how you can protect your inheritance, then contact David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office, P.C.  David Badanes has represented countless clients in their divorces and can help you.

If you are thinking of getting divorced, and live in Suffolk County, Nassau County or New York City, call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office at 631-239-1702, email at or visit our web site:  The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport and Uniondale.

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