So I'm not sure I'm getting a divorce but things aren't great right now and I will be getting an inheritance soon since my father passed away. From what I understand if I take that money and put it in a separate account with just my name on it, it should be safe from her taking any of it. Is this true? Also I received a big chunk of money a few years ago when my other parent died. The plan was to hold in in a separate account in case my dad needed it, but protect it in case he ended up in a nursing home. That account was under both my wife and my name, but separate from all of our other accounts. It was with an investor. We have used a portion of that money to pay off some credit card debit, but it still is sitting there. Would that be marital money rather than separate since it's under both of our names? Any thoughts on ways around that?