When a person passes away, their right to pass on their legacy to their family is given special consideration under the law.
So when it comes to distributing the assets accumulated during a marriage, New York views inherited property and money as separate assets.
This preserves your right to family heirlooms, precious jewelry, and potentially valuable property or financial instruments that were intended solely for you, in the interest of passing many of them on to yet another generation.
In a long marriage, it can become confusing to keep track of where goods came from.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you separate your property from the marriage’s property and keep the things you value.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 and talk to a Brooklyn divorce attorney for free.