Inheritance in a Divorce

Want to find out what happens to your inheritance in a divorce? Watch this video by our Stillwater divorce lawyer to see how you can protect yourself.

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Question:

What happens to my inheritance during a divorce?

Answer:

A common question when filing for a divorce is, how is inheritance treated in the divorce process? Under Oklahoma law, an inheritance is considered separate property, although there are certain circumstances in which it can become commingled.Inheritance in a DivorceIt can transform into a marital asset if you are providing a pooling or resources, so to speak, with your spouse in purchasing other assets with the inheritance and with marital funds. It’s something that we advise that you keep separate as much as possible if you think a divorce is looming or is already pending. You need to contact an experienced divorce attorney to help you consider whether or not it will be separate property or whether it has potentially become marital property.


Are you thinking about leaving your marriage and have questions about your inheritance in a divorce? Contact a Stillwater divorce attorney at Murray Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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