Broomfield, CO asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for Colorado

Q: If I inherited money and placed that money in my husbands bank account that only has his name on it.

Then give that money to his mom to buy us a house. Now separated and she sold the house and we are goin through a divorce. Am I entitled to all the money back. Or do I need to split it with my ex husband. Do inheritance laws prevail or are they trumped once I deposited that money into his account

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John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Louisville, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: That money has become marital property. It is now subject to an "equitable" distribution. This means a "fair" division, not necessarily an "equal" division. You should get lawyer to help you with this.

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