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So if I received an inheritance from my maiden aunt, I don’t have to share it with my ex-wife?

Not quite. This depends upon how you much you kept it separate property during the marriage. If you placed the inheritance into a bank account in your name only and did not touch it or use it for any marital purposes, such as payment of debts or purchase of property, it may still be separate property. In other words, if the property acquired separately is kept separate, it is separate property.

For example: if the husband inherits money from his grandparents and decides to use a portion of that inherited money to buy a new house with his wife, that portion of the inheritance is now marital property, because the new house is consider the marital home which translates into marital property.