What happens to a spouse’s inheritance if there’s a divorce? That question comes up a lot.
And Smart Money tackles it in Hands Off My Inheritance.
The article’s analysis is generally consistent with Florida law. It is worth repeating that, to maintain an inheritance as separate property, inheriting spouses should take care with how they hold and use their inheritances.
Also, it’s important to understand that an inheritance, although not divided, is not ignored or irrelevant in the divorce. On the contrary, an inheritance may be taken into account in how other, marital property is divided – and in whether or how much spousal support there should be.