How Is Inheritance Split In A Divorce In Missouri?
Not everything gained during the marriage is split in a Missouri divorce. The most common item not split is an inheritance or gift given to only one spouse, so we commonly receive the question, how is inheritance split in a divorce in Missouri? Whether or not an inheritance or gift received during the marriage will be split depends on how the money or assets were separated from or combined or “comingled” with your spouse during the marriage. For example, if money inherited was put into a bank account with only your name – that is great evidence it should not be split. However, if the money was put into a joint account with your spouse or used to buy a home that has both spouses named as owners, it will be harder to argue the inheritance not be split.
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