I have an inheritance coming. It is in probate. Maybe 6 to 1 year till money and personal item are received. My wife wants a divorce. Married in Hawaii and residents of Hi. Do I have to split or share that with her? My Parents also left me an IRA, which I have now. Will I have to split or share that with her? We also bought a house together before we were married as an investment. Both are names are on the tile and loan. Will I have to split or share that with her? She and I make about the same amount of money. We have alway split all costs of maintaining the house and bills. She alway wanted to keep separate bank account, as we have. Help.
You need a divorce attorney to assist you with the distribution of assets between you. As a general rule, an inheritance is separate property - but it is important that you keep it separate and don't co-mingle it. Hire counsel to advise you on the best way to do this.
This is not legal advice nor intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information provided here is informational in nature only. This attorney may not be licensed in the jurisdiction which you have a question about so the answer could be only general in nature.
Hawaii is an equitable distribution state meaning that you will not necessarily have to split everything with your wife. The court will determine a fair method of distributing the assets. You should speak to a lawyer soon to make sure the inheritance and IRA are protected as much as possible.
Nothing I say while answering your question is legal advice. My answer does not form an attorney-client relationship. You should hire an experienced attorney to answer your specific legal questions.
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