Is my wife or husband going to get half my inheritance if we get divorced?

Hi, my name is Lauren Fields. I am an attorney on the domestic litigation team at Roth Davies. Today I am going to answer some common questions asked to attorneys in divorce cases. Is my inheritance subject to division in a divorce? The answer is generally no. Anything that you were awarded from your parents through a gift or inheritance generally is awarded back to you. That being said, the appreciation on those inheritance may be subject to divorce. That means if you were awarded $20,000 in inheritance from the death of one of your parents and then that account accrued to $30,000 or $40,000 later on when you get divorced, that appreciation on those accounts may be subject to division. If you have any questions, talk to a family law attorney who can help you.


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