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Dealing with inherited property in a divorce

On Behalf of | Oct 21, 2018 | Divorce, Property Division | 0 comments

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Your spouse is not entitled to receive any property that you acquire during the marriage by way of gift or inheritance. N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23. Premarital property which was owned at the time of the marriage also remains separate and cannot be claimed by your spouse. Painter v. Painter, 65 N.J. 196, 214 (1974). In order for your spouse not to receive these assets, they must not be commingled with other “marital” assets during the marriage.

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