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He has retained a lawyer to dispute splitting the house we bought together and child/spousal support. I have the children and my question is ...we separated in April 2017...the house sold in Oct. and the funds are held with the lawyer. I bought a home a month ago and I have to state that on the Assets part of the financial statement. How does that effect the division of our house we sold in Oct? He cant claim any of it correct? Also does that change what he will give me now in spousal/child support?

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Yes...I was gifted the money to buy this house for myself and kids from a family member who said it was going to be inherited to me anyway.

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I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

Assets acquired after separation are not shared. Gifts and inheritances are not shared either.

So he has no claim to this asset and it will not affect your entitlement to support. It will not affect the division of family assets either.

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