If I’ve been offered a settlement of $20,000, is my estranged husband still entitled to part of my settlement?

Is this true?

Asked on February 11, 2013 under Personal Injury, Montana


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

"Estranged" does not mean "divorced," "annulled," or "not married"--if you are still legally married, regardless of the nature of your relationship, then he has the same claim to any assets or income of yours as he would have had if you were not estraged. "Estranged," unfortunately, does not have a legal effect in this context.

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