Generally speaking, inheritance money is considered a separate asset that is not subject to equitable distribution, but the fact that a will or trust is pending may affect the terms of the ultimate settlement agreement.
The loss of inheritance rights is a factor in divorce, especially when the parties have very different financial positions.
The loss of your spouse’s future inheritance may be grounds for the court to award you a larger share of the marital assets in the divorce settlement.
You won’t walk away with a portion of a trust or inherited assets, but you can get a greater measure of security with a larger settlement award.
By working with an experienced Queens divorce attorney, you stand the best chance of getting everything in your divorce that you are entitled to.
When your marriage is ending, call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation about the most productive strategies you can employ in your divorce.