Am I entitled to a share of my wife’s inherited home?

If marital funds have been spent on this house than it's likely that you will be eligible to share in it as an asset.

By David F. Salvaggio
July 02, 2007
NJ FAQ/Asset and Property Issues

You may be entitled to a share of the house, even if it was inherited by your wife. Generally speaking, assets that are acquired during the marriage by inheritance are not subject to equitable distribution. However, if martial funds have been used to pay down the mortgage, or to make improvements to the house, or to otherwise enhance the value of the house, to that extent, you may be entitled to a share.

David F. Salvaggio has over 30 years of legal experience and heads Salvaggio Law Group LLC, which dedicates its practice exclusively to Divorce and Family Law. David is also the founder of Choice Divorce Mediation Services.  

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By David F. Salvaggio| July 02, 2007
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