Finding the Right DC Divorce Lawyer to Help Protect Your Inherited Property or Gifts
A common concern among people separating is what will happen to money or property they inherited or were given before they were married or during the time they were married.
Separate vs. Marital Property
If are thinking about a divorce or separation in Washington, DC, it’s important to understand the difference between separate and marital property.
Speak with a DC divorce lawyer to explain your options so you can make an educated decision about what qualifies as separate vs. marital property in your situation and how to proceed.
As long as the property or funds remain separate and separately titled during the marriage and are not commingled (mixed) with marital funds or property, the inherited or gifted money or property will remain separate and will not be divided when you separate or divorce.
However, separate money or property that is commingled (mixed) with marital money or property can become marital property that is divided at the time of separation or divorce.