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Old 12-13-2018, 03:09 PM
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It is hard to answer your question because it can hurt or it can help, depending on the situation. Your question is especially unclear because you describe yourself as the dependent but you are the one giving the money, which makes your question nonsensical.

Putting that aside...

In general, I would say that giving a gift is a very bad thing in family law. It shows that you have money to spare. You also risk not getting any credit for it whatsoever, gifts are gifts.

A loan is less risky, but still kinda risky.

An advancement is the safest bet. (eg. House is going to sell, you give her $20,000 that comes from her portion of the sale). Another safe bet is to pay support if you are sure that support will be ordered to be paid anyway.
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