In a 50/50 state are you entitled to money your spouse inherited if you were to divorce .

We’ve been married 7 years together for 33 yrs. in Wisconsin. During this time his
father passed and he inherited money. If we were to divorce am I entitled to recieve
any of that money?

Asked on September 24, 2017 under Family Law, Wisconsin


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

In either a community property or equitable distribution state, one spouse's inheritence is not considered to be a marital asset. Accordingly, the non-inheritating spouse has no rights to it.

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