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Thanks for your help.. I divorced in 2009. Never paid or

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Hello there and thanks for your help.. I divorced in 2009. Never paid or received alimony or child support. But now that my mom passes away I wonder if I could be in danger of my former husband taking any of my inheritance, I imagine not, but I thought I ask.. Thanks.. June
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Hi. Yes, California..
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Just that I will be inheriting home and some money in a trust fund.. TX

Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

In both NV and CA, inheritance is separate property, so he could not make any claims to inheritance money as community property. Furthermore, in order to have done so, he would had to have filed such a claim before the divorce was closed, 6 years later is too late for him to do so now. Your inheritance would be your separate property and he would have no legal claim to the assets.

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