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Inheritance and Divorce

June 12, 2023

By Johnson/Turner Legal

Inheritance and Divorce

June 12, 2023

By Johnson/Turner Legal

Navigating through a divorce is an emotionally taxing journey, filled with critical decisions that can shape your future. One of the most significant aspects of this process is property division. At Johnson/Turner, we understand the complexities involved, particularly when it involves inheritance. Our expertise in handling such sensitive matters reflects our commitment to guiding you with clarity and empathy.

Property Division in Divorce: The Essentials

The division of property during a divorce, according to Minnesota law, is categorized into marital and non-marital assets. Assets acquired before marriage typically fall under non-marital property, whereas those obtained during the marriage are considered marital assets. Marital assets are subject to equitable division, while non-marital assets generally are not.

Inheritance: A Special Consideration

Inheritance forms a critical exception in property division. Even if acquired during marriage, assets obtained through inheritance are classified as non-marital property. However, the distinction can blur, transforming non-marital assets into marital property, a process often seen in cases of commingling.

Commingling: Where Lines Blur

Commingling occurs when non-marital and marital assets are mixed. For instance, if an inherited sum is deposited in a joint account and used for marital purposes like buying a home, both the account and the house might be considered marital assets. Understanding these nuances is vital, and that’s where Johnson/Turner’s expertise becomes invaluable.

Johnson/Turner: Your Guide and Advocate

At Johnson/Turner, we are dedicated to ensuring your rights and interests are protected during these challenging times. Our approach is not just about legal expertise; it’s about understanding your story and tailoring our services to your unique needs. We believe in transparent communication, making complex legal processes understandable and less daunting.

Empathy and Expertise: Our Promise to You

Our team’s compassionate approach to your case ensures that we not only address the legal intricacies but also the emotional and personal dimensions of your situation. We stand by you, offering guidance and support, making the legal process as smooth and straightforward as possible.

Ready to Assist You

Understanding inheritance and its impact on divorce can be complex. At Johnson/Turner, we’re here to help you navigate these challenges with confidence and peace of mind. Contact us today, and let us be your partner in this journey, ensuring your legal path is clear and your future secure.


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