Wife legally disabled, unable to work and married over 20 yrs, resided in Florida for the duration of marriage, husband received an inheritance & property ownership from a relative in Puerto Rico. Husband told wife inheritance was going to be used for marital expenses, instead husband abandoned wife, cutting her off financially. Husband gave inheritance to family members to hide from wife. Wife filed for support unconnected to a DOM, husband was served and filed no answer as to continue hiding assets and not disclose amount of inheritance and default was issued. Should notice of production / subpoena be filed or proceed with final hearing? Can she reopen if she locates assets / proof of husband's concealment? If he sold the property, is she entitled to a portion of the $? Is this criminal?
You really need to meet with a local attorney to discuss the specifics of your case. In general, an inheritance is nonmarital property unless it is commingled with marital assets. If he never commingled it, you may be out of luck. Many attorneys offer free consultations so call someone in your area for a consultation.
This response is for general purposes only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. You should contact an attorney to fully discuss your issues.
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