No, a home or other property or money that you inherited is considered a separate asset and won’t be among the properties considered for equitable distribution.
Property that you owned prior to marriage, even during a long marriage, is also separate property that is yours to keep.
Inherited goods are given special consideration because of the importance of the trust given when family heirlooms, property, or accumulated wealth are passed from one generation to the next as part of a person’s legacy.
The vacation home left to you by a loved one is yours to keep.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you protect the property you cherish most.
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