No, property or money that you inherit during a marriage is considered a separate asset that won’t be divided by the court.
Family heirlooms, the home where you grew up, and other assets that may have been left to you when a family member died are protected from distribution rules.
Similarly, if you are injured and win a cash judgment or settlement as a result, that money is considered separate property that won’t be divided in the divorce.
The courts have long established what types of property fall under which umbrella, and the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you navigate through the confusion.
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