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Gifts & Inheritances

Northern Virginia Attorneys

Divorce & Inheritance

Northern Virginia Property Division Divorce Lawyers

When a couple gets divorced, property division matters can often be some of the most difficult to resolve. Getting through the process of identifying which property is separate and which property is marital can be a challenge in itself. This process can be further complicated when one of the spouses receives a gift or inheritance during the course of the marriage.

The northern Virginia divorce and inheritance lawyers at the Hale Ball have assisted clients with a broad range of complex property disputes involving inherited or gifted property. We represent spouses on both sides of these disputes, and we know the best approach to helping you reach a favorable outcome.

These cases can become extremely complex and it is important to have a law firm behind you with the skill and the resources to protect your interests. When necessary, we work with forensic accountants and other financial specialists who can help us gather the critical information we need to build a sound case on your behalf.

Helping Clients Resolve All Types of Complex Property Division Matters

Many people wrongly assume that, if their spouse receives an inheritance during the marriage, it automatically becomes part of the marital estate and will be divided as community property if the marriage ends in divorce. The truth is that, with very few exceptions, most inheritances or gifts remain separate property regardless of when they were bequeathed.

Complications can arise when a gift or inheritance is commingled when the recipient spends the money on a community asset or is transmuted when the recipient adds his or her spouse’s name to an account or deed for inherited property. Whether you were the recipient of the property or the recipient’s spouse, we will work to present the most compelling possible argument to support your position.

Schedule a Consultation with an Experienced Attorney

If you have a question, we encourage you to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Northern Virginia lawyers. To make an appointment call us at the above telephone number 1-703-591-4900 or use the contact form below.

Since 1980 the AV-rated law firm of Hale Ball has served the legal needs of individuals and businesses. Our team of attorneys include lawyers named to Super Lawyer and Rising Star lists, as well as attorneys with advanced legal degrees, specialty certifications and lawyers who teach their areas of practice to other lawyers.

Use the contact form on this page to schedule a consultation, or call 703-591-4900.

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