My husband had an IRA account and I found out about it by out bankruptsy lawyers. He lied insisted it was his mother's. But the lawyers said he was the owner and showed me the proof. Just recently after 25 years the amount has increased (during the marriage), his mother has now sent him the amount accrued during those years and he showed it to me. Would I be entitled to half if we got divorced?
You should go over the facts with an estates or tax attorney to see where you stand. Do not rely on a general forum for such an important issue
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Hmmmm. Your question was listed under "estate planning" but it appears to be more of a divorce question.
Based on your question, I'm not sure whether or not your husband contributed to the IRA during your marriage or if he had it before you got married. The first way you would likely have an interest in the funds (if you got divorced) and the second way probably not.
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