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Samantha (User)
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transmutation of separate property 7 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 2  
This term, transmutation of separate property has come up in a matter i am working on. Blacks Law defines it as "when separate property is treated in a way that evidences an intent for the property to be marital property."

In my situation, one client inherited money from his parents. He kept the money in a separate bank account and periodically used the money to make mortgage payments. The ex-spouse's attorney wants to claim that the periodic payments from the separate bank account makes that separate bank account "transmutated property".

I cannot find any authority to support the opposing counsel's position. The state law is Texas. Any insist would be appreciated.
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Re:transmutation of separate property 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 1  
I think your defense is purely factual. If the bank account was inherited and kept separate, then the only way that the ex-spouse can claim transmutation will be if the separate bank account was used to support the marital home.

Also, Texas is a community property state, so all property is deemed owned by each spouse equally. Was the separate bank account held outside of Texas?
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