Dublin Asset Protection Attorney
If you are concerned about your spousal rights to an inheritance or any marital and non-marital property division legal issue in Central Ohio, you can trust your wishes and goals to the experienced divorce lawyers at Edward F. Whipps & Associates in Columbus and Dublin.
Our founder and lead attorney Edward F. Whipps has more than 30 years of experience with the identification of premarital and separate property. He helps you to understand all ramifications of statutory and case law regarding inheritances, and accesses the expertise of investigators and accountants who can document the origin of contested property.
Protecting Our Divorce Clients' Rights in Property Division for More Than 30 Years
Property acquired through inheritance during a marriage is considered separate property, and is not usually subject to property division in a divorce. You can proactively anticipate and prevent legal problems by retrieving and retaining documentation of the inheritance. Records from the Probate Court as well as bank records and other accounting records can be obtained and kept in a safe and accessible place. It is important to keep records as to the use of inherited funds so that they can be traced to current assets you own.
It is especially important to keep careful records and documents whenever inheritance is used to purchase a home or real estate. Sometimes inherited funds are combined with other funds earned by one spouse during the marriage to make such a purchase. Obtaining and retaining all documents, including closing statements and bank records, will be essential to protect your inherited portion of the property's value.
Edward F. Whipps & Associates lawyers have the experience and expertise you can depend on when premarital, marital and separate assets become confused during negotiation or litigation of a contested or high net worth divorce. We work hard to identify and trace separate property and inheritances by their origins. We listen carefully to your wishes and goals, give you realistic assessments of your chances for success and extend maximum availability to you, so that any question or concern you have can be responded to fully, directly and promptly.
When you need to preserve your rights and assets, and require the help of a skilled attorney for protecting your inheritance during divorce in Columbus or elsewhere in Central Ohio, contact our law firm by calling our Columbus law office at 614-398-4182 or our Dublin law office at 614-461-6007 to schedule an in-depth consultation. Our toll-free number is 877-364-6544.