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Thank you for your question.
In which State are you located?
Georgia does not have community property, it is an "equitable distribution" State, see
An inheritance is separate property and not subject to division, but it is available to pay spousal and child support.
An inheritance can be transmuted into marital property if it is commingled with marital property.
So even though the inheritance is not marital property, a divorce judge will not ignore it when setting support orders.
I hope this information is helpful.
You said that he keeps it in a separate account so it sounds like it has not become commingled. That can be a complicated issue. It sounds like part of it has become commingled, but not necessarily all of it.
You can get a free consultation from some of the divorce attorneys listed by location here. A local attorney can go over all the facts with out in confidence and advise you as to how much of the inheritance has been commingled. Only a local attorney can provide legal advice.