Q: My Wife received an "Inheritance" Check.
From Georgia. She received this Money for her Dad's house from her Grandparents recently, but she was not 18 when he died, there wasn't a Will and they were on the loan financing the construction of the house and own the property it sits on. She was also never put on any legal documentation stating she would inherit the home or any money from the sale of the home. Is this still considered "Inheritance" or is this just a gift? How could she prove that it is an Inheritance? We are also divorcing and she has all of this money and I have nothing. How does it affect child support?
A: Whether the money is an inheritance or a gift - it doesn't matter. That is her premarital money and you are not entitled to it.
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