How to Protect Inheritance from Divorce: Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreements in DC
Many people call and tell me that they will be inheriting money or other property and want to protect it in the event they get divorced.
Usually inherited money or property is considered separate property and is not divided if you separate and/or divorce.
However, many times a person who inherits money or property puts that money into a new home or other property bought during the marriage.
Separate vs Marital Property
A DC Postnuptial Agreement or Prenuptial Agreement will clearly state what happens if you separate and have put your inherited money into a house or other property that becomes jointly owned with your husband or wife.