I've read that in order to keep inherited money from being treated as marital property in a divorce, you need to keep it separate and not use it for marital things. If so, what can you use it for? Can you buy a big screen TV with the money, with...
Keep separate funds separate by using a separate account and do not add any marital funds to the account. Most importantly, keep all your statements. For the big screen TV, write a check from the separate account and note on the memo line "big screen tv" and keep a copy of the canceled check and statement. Although your spouse may use the TV, that will most likely not convert it to a marital asset.See question
i just need to know how much it take
I always say that a cost of a divorce is directly proportional to have difficult your spouse is. Obviously, the more issues that can be agreed upon, the lesser the cost will be. If all issues are agreed upon, in my area (Virginia) a separation agreement and divorce can be completed for about $1,500 or less. Contested cases have no limit as to fees. While you do not need a lawyer to get divorced, because of the importance of the language contained in your separation agreement and final divorce decree, it is probably money well spent.See question
I have the kids neither of us have filed for divorce we know it is over but who has a right to claim kids on their tax return?
Generally, the custodial parent has the right to claim the children as tax exemptions unless there is a signed agreement or court order that states otherwise.See question