I'm married and have some inheritance coming to me (not my husband), as long as I don't commingle, is it my separate property?

I am worried that my husbands ex wife will be trying to get backed up child support with my inheritance. Is it possible the ex wife could get my inheritance? I mean if we are already married would the ex wife be able to get my money if I put the money in my own separate account?

San Mateo, CA -

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John Noah Kitta

John Noah Kitta

Divorce / Separation Lawyer - Fremont, CA
Answered

As long as you maintain the integrity of the funds as being separate property and invest them or put them in the bank in your name as your separate property your husband's ex wife should have no interest in the funds.

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Hillary Johns

Hillary Johns

Family Law Attorney - San Diego, CA
Answered

Yes your inheritance is your separate property. As to whether your husband's ex wife will try to obtain that money, I cannot speak for this person although you certainly have a good case that it's your separate property and not for child support.

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