Divorce and inheritance

(13 Posts)
cleoismycat Tue 03-Jun-14 16:27:38

Quick question,

If you are married for 2 years how likely will you be to get inheritance from exh when in the future they receive it?

asking for friend btw!

SongsAboutB Tue 03-Jun-14 16:35:23

Not at all I would think. If you're in the UK I'm pretty sure that once the divorce and the financial settlement is finalised then neither party has any claim on assets the other on acquires in the future. (Except in the case of child maintenance which can change according to earnings.)

Very much doubt it. If DH's ex tried to inherit anything she would face tough opposition.

cleoismycat Tue 03-Jun-14 16:45:43

what about if he owns a part share in a house that he will not get until the death of a family member?

From what I remember from my own divorce, inheritances are regarded as belonging to the person who inherited it, so doesn't matter when you inherit it. Still think she won't get it.

twizzleship Tue 03-Jun-14 22:38:12

ewwww - so grabby n greedy!

Agree with twizzleship!!!

bloodyteenagers Wed 04-Jun-14 07:44:01

Why would anyone think they would be entitled to an inheritance their ex gets. Never mind after the relationship has ended for some time.
Doesn't matter what the inheritance is. Morally, you get nothing.

CaptWingoBings Wed 04-Jun-14 07:44:58

She's entitled to nothing. Which I think is reasonable.

Ememem84 Wed 04-Jun-14 08:18:10

Not a chance. Well. I think the only way there would e a chance would be of the will of the person clearly stated she would inherit half.

Gosh she might not be 'grabby'

I have a friend who put her own inheritance (200k) into the marital home on the understanding that her dh would do the same with his. He divorced her and pissed it up the wall.

Long legal fight but fuck all for my friend at the end of it as he'd spent the money.

Very short marriage you usually take out what you put in.

Court's don't concern themselves usually with inheritance that hasn't occurred as there is no guarantee that it would be

Actually inherited (pressed post to soon)

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