It’s sad but true that sometimes a person who has been considering a divorce will try to take advantage of a spouse’s financial windfall by filing and expecting that they can take a cut of the proceeds.
When it comes to inheritances in Brooklyn though, you can rest assured that your loved one’s gift to you is not subject to New York’s equitable distribution rules, and your spouse will have little recourse in trying to access those funds.
An experienced divorce attorney in Brooklyn can help make sure that your finances are presented properly to the court, and that inherited money and other separate assets are kept completely off the table in negotiations with your spouse.
At the end of the day, your marriage will be over and you’ll likely lose some marital assets, but your spouse should have no claim on money that you inherited.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino protect our clients’ financial health, especially when it seems like a sudden windfall was what triggered your spouse’s filing in the first place.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 and talk to an experienced Brooklyn divorce lawyer for free.