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Kwhatnow · 15/12/2019 13:05

Do children get rights over any inheritance regardless of any wife married to their father?

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Am I being unreasonable?


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Lockheart · 15/12/2019 13:07

YABU and need to speak to a solicitor. It will depend on the details of the will but generally the spouse is assumed to be next of kin if there is no will.


gwenneh · 15/12/2019 13:08

Not automatically, no. It depends on whether there’s a will and the size of the estate.


FudgeBrownie2019 · 15/12/2019 13:08

Isn't it usually assumed that the spouse inherits unless the will specifies otherwise?


MollyButton · 15/12/2019 13:08

It also depends which country you are in. (Including Scotland or England)


Marleyisme · 15/12/2019 13:09

What rights the children get really depends on the parents will. Though they could contest it. But unless it's a lot of money, that often costs more than you would get.


Thatagain · 15/12/2019 13:54

YABU. I hope he has a will with dcs on it. Why is this a issue?


Kwhatnow · 15/12/2019 14:07

My dad has recently got engaged to a woman he’s been with for 30 years. He has recently inherited a lot of money too and she’s now decided she’d like to get married.

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Purplewithred · 15/12/2019 14:13

Very sensible given the length of the relationship. If he dies before they are married and leaves the money to her then there may be inheritance tax liability. If he dies intestate she may get nothing.

Why, are you worried about missing out?


DeathStare · 15/12/2019 14:24

Ah. So you want to make sure you inherit from your dad, and you suspect your dad's partner also wants to make sure she inherits from him. Gotcha. Your poor dad.


gobbynorthernbird · 15/12/2019 14:32

They've been together for 30 years, she deserves to inherit and not pay inheritance tax. It's a sensible thing for them to get married.


VladmirsPoutine · 15/12/2019 14:35

After 30 years she should get to the registry office first thing tomorrow. In an ideal world he'd also section some off for you - but after 30 years I'd imagine even for just tax purposes a marriage would be the sensible thing to do.


NameChangeNugget · 15/12/2019 14:36

It’s a shrewd move by your DF.

You’ll need to speak to him about his will. This is why if DH and I ever split I’d never remarry as I’d not want my DC’s inheritance to be impacted


Glitteryone · 15/12/2019 14:39

After 30 years I’d say she’s more than entitled.


Thatagain · 15/12/2019 15:02

Op get your dad to write a will. If he hasn't. If you have a good relationship with him explain your issues I am sure he will definitely understand. As a parent we all put our children first. If your dad's gf gets the estate then as good stepmum she will or should put you first also. Just talk to your dad.


Marleyisme · 15/12/2019 15:22

After 30 years? I would expect her to get the majority.

However, as someone who is with a partner who is not their children's dad, I wouldnt get married without having a will that gave directly to the my kids.

If I died and dp got everything, he could disinherit my kids. While I don't think he would do that, I wouldnt bet my children's inheritance on it.


CalmdownJanet · 15/12/2019 15:26

30 years?? Of course she should get it Confused


Lagartha · 15/12/2019 15:28

They’ve been together 30 years!! Of course she should get it.

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