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My husband has been given deeded trust land as an inheritance. It is on an indian reservation and I am not a native American. Do I have any right to a percentage of the profits from the sale of the land even if it is sold after the divorce is final??
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Do I have any right to a percentage of the profits from the sale of the land even if it is sold after the divorce is final?

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No, as a general rule, anything that a couple acquires during a marriage is considered marital property and is divided upon a divorce. But there are two big exceptions...gifts and inheritances. Those are considered the separate property of the person who receives them and not marital property subject to division in a divorce.

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I am very sorry that I don’t have better news, but please understand that I do have an ethical and professional obligation to provide customers with legally correct answers based on my knowledge and experience, even when I know the answer doesn’t make the customer happy...

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