Cleveland Family Law Attorneys

How Can I Protect My Inheritance?

The best way to protect your inheritance in a divorce is to keep track of your inheritance. Write it down. Make sure that it is known what you inherited and when you inherit it. Do not commingle your inheritance with marital funds. If you receive, say, $10,000 from Aunt Sally, put that $10,000 in a separate bank account. Because if you commingle it, then there can be an argument that the money that was drawn out of that account was the inheritance money and so you cannot protect your inheritance. So to avoid those types of arguments, separate those assets.