How do I find hidden assets in a divorce?
You may find bank statements, stock certificates, or title to property. Typically, it is easy to store documents away and hide them from the other spouse because when we have no reason to go looking for things, we do not. This may be one of the easiest and most effective ways to find hidden assets.
Is inheritance taken into account in divorce?
Generally, inheritances are not subject to equitable distribution because, by law, inheritances are not considered marital property. Instead, inheritances are treated as separate property belonging to the person who received the inheritance, and therefore may not be divided between the parties in a divorce.
Can my ex husband make a claim on my estate?
The short answer is YES. While a former spouse is eligible to make a claim this fact alone is not sufficient for him or her to be successful. Whilst the existence of a property settlement will usually preclude a former spouse from successfully claiming further provision this is not conclusive.
Can future inheritance be included in divorce settlements?
Is inheritance included in the divorce settlement? Assets that are inherited can form part of the marital ‘pot’ and can be divided as such, especially if it is necessary to do so in order to meet the needs of your spouse.