How Divorce Affects Inheritance

Approximately 25 percent of Americans receive an inheritance, with all inheritances worth a median sum of nearly $70,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you received an inheritance before or during your marriage, it is possible that the grantor of your inheritance only intended it for your use.

However, your use and management of inheritance after you are married could have a significant impact on asset and property division in divorce. Colorado is an equitable distribution state, meaning your assets will be divided in a way that ensures a fair outcome for both you and your spouse after divorce. Even if you kept your inheritance separate from your marital assets, your sum could still affect the remainder of your assets.

Why You Should Speak To An Attorney

If you are the beneficiary of an inheritance, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who understands how divorce affects inheritance and the consequences it could have on your larger settlement. For 25 years, the Law Office of Lori Crystal has managed complex property division and inheritance through the divorce process.

Speak with an attorney at the firm today by calling 720-773-6729 or send an email. We will respond to you within 24 hours of your contact. Your first appointment with us is free, so take the necessary steps today to protect the assets you rely on to remain secure in your financial future.

What We Do

Our firm takes on all cases related to divorce, property division and inheritance. Further, we are uniquely prepared to represent business owners, people in their second or third marriages, blended family scenarios and other complex situations. Our focus on family law in Douglas County for 25 years has given us the knowledge and understanding needed to serve your needs carefully.

Contact a lawyer today for a free divorce consultation. Dial 720-773-6729 or send an email.