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2051 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: 402-345-7600
Fax: 402-345-1644
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Inheritance And Premarital Property In Divorce

Our clients at Vacanti Shattuck often come to us with questions about what constitutes as marital and premarital (separate) property in their marriage. The answer to this question is unique to every client; we can help you understand what will happen to your inheritance and premarital property in your divorce.

Accurately Identifying And Protecting Premarital Property From Property Division

In Nebraska, property and assets that you have inherited are considered separate property, meaning they will not be subject to equitable distribution in your divorce. However, if your inheritance has been commingled with your marital property — such as joint accounts and retirement funds — the total sum may then be considered marital property and divided during your divorce.

Characterizing marital and separate property is typically very complicated — especially when high net worth marital estates are involved. Christopher A. Vacanti and Kelly T. Shattuck are determined to help our clients understand how the exceptions and complications of marital property in Nebraska affect their circumstances.

We will work closely with you to determine what is likely to happen during equitable distribution in your divorce by addressing concerns about:

  • Inherited property and gifts in trusts
  • Property protected by prenuptial or postnuptial agreements
  • Personal injury lawsuit awards
  • Disability pensions
  • Property owned prior to marriage commingled with marital property
  • Marital contributions to retirement plans, pensions, 401(k)s, etc.
  • Marital and premarital debt paid using marital contributions
  • Premarital property that has become more valuable during the course of your marriage

We recognize how important it is for you to protect your property during your divorce, and we can help you. Our team offers more than 40 years of effective legal representation in Nebraska divorce cases. Let us put our knowledge of the laws surrounding marital property and equitable division to work for you.

Contact Our Omaha Professional Practice Valuation Attorneys Today

We invite you to contact Vacanti Shattuck at 402-345-7600 to schedule an initial consultation for a reduced fee with one of our lawyers to discuss your questions regarding your premarital property and inheritance. Our law office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We accept major credit cards.

Formerly operating under the name Cohen Vacanti Higgins Shattuck, we represent clients in Omaha, Lincoln and the surrounding area, as well as military personnel based at Offutt Air Force Base.