There are several types of property that are usually considered separate assets even if they were acquired during the marriage.
For instance, if you received a personal injury award from a lawsuit, the proceeds are generally considered separate funds. The same is true for inheritances you’ve received during the marriage.
You should know that it is possible for your spouse to attack these assets. If funds are commingled in a joint bank account, for instance, your spouse may argue that the separate asset converted to a marital one, and the court may agree.
To protect the maximal value of your separate property in a divorce, it’s important to work with experienced Queens divorce attorneys.
Call the Queens divorce team at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-523-1111 and talk to an experienced divorce lawyer for free.