Estate Law

Estate law questions? Ask an estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

If I inherit property when my mother dies does it become…

Customer Question
If I inherit property...

If I inherit property when my mother dies does it become community property since I am married?

Lawyer's Assistant: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

California

Lawyer's Assistant: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?

Living Trust

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Estate Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Estate Law Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
5/30/2018
Estate Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 2 months ago
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle, Lawyer
Category: Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 14,297
Experience: Licensed to practice before state and federal court
Verified

Hello! I am a licensed attorney, admitted to practice in state and federal court. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating (click here for more info) so all that means is that you can count on me to help today.

The answer to your question is no. Property that is obtained through a gift or inheritance during a marriage is the separate property of the receiving spouse. This property is not divisible upon divorce.

Because I value your input, I would like to know what other questions did you have for me today that I can help you out with:-)?

Ask Your Own Estate Law Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Can I do a Living Trust without my husband? I can't get him to do so. Its has been more than three years and he still has not done so.
Estate Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 2 months ago

Yes. You can o it without him. You don't need him to be a part of it.

Ask Your Own Estate Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an estate lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Legal Eagle Your Own Question
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle, Lawyer
Category: Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 14,297
14,297 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Licensed to practice before state and federal court

Legal Eagle is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

My husband has been driving me insane with questions regarding estate issues since his mother died. I'm not a lawyer! Thanks to JustAnswer, I was able to calm his concerns.

Loretta TIllinois

Thanks Adam!! - A very direct and understandable response - you have been a great help!

Happy CustomerEllicott City, MD

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Thomas McJD

Thomas McJD

Attorney

3,170 satisfied customers

Wills, Trusts, Probate & other Estate Matters

Barrister

Barrister

Attorney

5,908 satisfied customers

17 yrs estate law, real estate. Wills/Trusts/Probate

RayAnswers

RayAnswers

Attorney

5,629 satisfied customers

Texas lawyer for 30 years in Estate law

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Attorney

5,145 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

1,867 satisfied customers

Fully licensed attorney in Texas in private practice.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Attorney

1,522 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Attorney

1,215 satisfied customers

12+ yrs. of experience including estate law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Estate Law Questions
If you inherit a piece of real estate and you are married
If you inherit a piece of real estate and you are married does it become community property? … read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
1,522 satisfied customers
My father died with no will or trust purposely. A few years
My father died with no will or trust purposely. A few years before he died he was the beneficiary of a trust from his mother. He kept those assets separate from his own. About a year before he died he… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
8,356 satisfied customers
Will my mother who is 61 need an irrevocable trust if she is
Will my mother who is 61 need an irrevocable trust if she is have a commitment marriage, we live in Nevada and he lives in California and has no assets. I share a home with her and she has two other h… read more
TJ, Esq.
TJ, Esq.
Juris Doctor (JD)
11,462 satisfied customers
My father in-law just died and had no will. He was married
My father in-law just died and had no will. He was married and has two children ages 29 and 36, and a surviving spouse. He had a trust left to him by his mother when she died. No one is listed as a be… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
my mother passed away on 11 13 2005 my step father did not
my mother passed away on 11 13 2005 my step father did not do probate he ageed verably in an attorneys off to add my brother the the house deed. said house was in my mom and dads name from when they w… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
how would the laws of intestate work. My brother is on life
how would the laws of intestate work. My brother is on life support and the docs say his brain was without oxigen for 15 minutes. Here are the family dinamics. My brother and I are the only surviving … read more
FraudExaminerNate
FraudExaminerNate
Managing Member
Juris Doctor
286 satisfied customers
if i have a trust set up with my mom in new jersey and i get
if i have a trust set up with my mom in new jersey and i get married here in california, do i have to worry about protecting the trust in case of a divorce in the future ? also does it benefit me (tax… read more
TaxAttorneytoHelp
TaxAttorneytoHelp
Owner
Doctoral Degree
2,542 satisfied customers
my father does not have a will...he feels he has no assets...he
my father does not have a will...he feels he has no assets...he is separated from his wife, whom he is currently paying spousal support. he lives in California. what are his options to change benefici… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
Two parties were registered domestic partners in California
Two parties were registered domestic partners in California since 2004. First party died intestate. Surviving domestic partner is administering estate. However, first party had an adult child of a pre… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
My brother died recently, leaving behind a wife from which
My brother died recently, leaving behind a wife from which he was legally separated and had filed for divorce from (but divorce was not complete), a 14 year old child and an adult child. He left no wi… read more
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
Doctoral Degree
17,946 satisfied customers
My husband recently received his portion of his mothers living
My husband recently received his portion of his mother's living trust. We just purchased a condo and used some of his trust money as a down payment. He does not have a will or living trust. This is a … read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
My mother was married for 21 years to a man named Bob in AZ.
My mother was married for 21 years to a man named Bob in AZ. Their A/B Trust when Bob died in 2001 was worth over a million dollars.NO real estate, all stocks and bonds. Now,after the horrendous econo… read more
Daniel P.
Daniel P.
Managing Attorney
Juris Doctor
2,741 satisfied customers
My husband and I are living on the 10 Acre ranch my mother
My husband and I are living on the 10 Acre ranch my mother in law owns. When she passes he will be inheriting 1/3 of the property This is what it states in her living trust. If my husband makes out a … read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,145 satisfied customers
My father and mother were divorced over twenty years ago and
My father and mother were divorced over twenty years ago and have lived together ever since. They are not married. My mother shares the same name, they are residents of Florida, and have been effectiv… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
My stepmother died 02/15/2008. My father died 08/1/2008. My
My stepmother died 02/15/2008. My father died 08/1/2008. My stepmother had no surviving children. The attorney said I needed to file a succession for the state of LA. to inherit my fathers estate. I d… read more
legaleagle
legaleagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,047 satisfied customers
My parents are each 89 years old. They have no will or living
My parents are each 89 years old. They have no will or living trust and refuse to do one. My dad stubbornly refuses to do either. Their house is "husband and wife as joint tenants". My mom wants to ad… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
My father has recently passed away and has left no will. He
My father has recently passed away and has left no will. He does have a surviving second wife that is not my mother. She died in 2000. He moved his second wife in 9 months later and married her in 200… read more
dkennedy
dkennedy
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
27 satisfied customers
I am married and my husband is POA and truestee of an ...
I am married and my husband is POA and truestee of an irrevocable trust in the state of california. At the time of his mother''s death, he will inherit some property in the trust. At what point, does … read more
rvlaw
rvlaw
Judge
Juris Doctor
3,203 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x