Deltona, FL asked in Divorce for Florida

Q: Question about stolen inheritance from soon to be ex husband

While married I received a large inheritance. My husband borrowed money to buy a new car (27k) ( for himself) with the promise to return it. I found out later he not only took that but about 15k to pay off his motorcycle and another 50k in cash. We are in the beginning stages of divorce and he said that since I let him have access to it - I was giving it to him and he doesn’t owe me a dime. All the property was put solely in his name. He left the kids and i penniless and without family homeless. Can I recoup any of this in court?

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Vanessa Vasquez de Lara
Vanessa Vasquez de Lara
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A: If the inheritance was separate, non-marital money, you may have a claim for dissipation which is when someone uses money in a marriage for non-marital purposes or for a wrong reason. You really need an attorney to help you figure out if you can get the funds back. If you can't afford an attorney, your local Legal Aid may be able to help you out.

Good luck.

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