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Asked on: 4/17/11, 12:09 am

If my husband got an inheridence while we are still married, am I entitled to any part of it (cash or land) if we seperate and divorce?

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Answered on: 4/21/11, 11:02 am by Brian Jones

No. You may be entitled to some appreciation on real property IF you actively participated in enhancing the value of that property. Other than in very specific circumstances (for example, the inheritance or bequest was commingled with other marital assets, and even then not necessarily) you do not have any claim to those.

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