Will inheritance money be kept separate in a divorce or is it shared property? 3 Answers as of March 03, 2017

One person in a marriage receives an inheritance, and takes that inheritance in two days and puts it into a down payment on a new home which is titled under both names.

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Edwin Fahlen Attorney at Law
Edwin Fahlen Attorney at Law | Edwin Fahlen
Inheritance money, real property and tangible items are separate property when received. As long as they are not comingled later they stay separate property. Sometimes money accounts inherited are mixed with income funds. That creates a huge problem.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/3/2017
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
As long as the money is traceable into the house, it can be claimed as separate property.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/3/2017
Law Offices of Gerard A Fierro
Law Offices of Gerard A Fierro | Gerard A Fierro
The party using their separate property inheritance most likely will be entitled to a dollar for dollar reimbursement claim. The separate property contribution does not increase or get appreciation.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/2/2017
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