How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Clare Your Own Question
Clare
Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 34105
Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
13262538
Type Your Family Law Question Here...
Clare is online now

my wife and i are seperated the house we own is 50/50 but my

Customer Question

my wife and i are seperated the house we own is 50/50 but my mother died leaving her home speciffically in her will as 2 thirds to me and one third to be slit between my 2 children does my wife have any entitillment to this property
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.

Are you legally seperated or simply living apart? Is there any financial court order?

How long were you together and how long married?

Are you divorcing? What other assets, houses and savings do you have?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
We are simply living apart.
No financial cout order
26 yrs married
Joint owners of a house no mortgage
At this point not thinking of divorce
Minimal financial assets i, savings etc
Expert:  Stuart J replied 4 years ago.

There is no hard fast rule but generally, if the
estranged spouse is financially adequately taken care of with the other marital
assets, she will have no claim on inherited wealth.

The answer therefore, is that she has a potential claim
but no absolute right. This article will explain a little more http://www.marilynstowe.co.uk/2011/05/18/what-happens-to-an-inheritance-in-the-event-of-divorce/







For this reason I would suggest that you had a legal
separation or divorce and a consent order agreeing finances to draw a line
under it. If that had already happened, she would not have had a claim

Can I help further?



Please bear with me today because I will be online and
off-line.

Please don't forget to positively rate my answer service (even if it was not
what you wanted to hear) and I will follow up any further points you raise for
free.

If you don't rate it positively, then the site keep your deposit and I get 0
for my time. It is imperative that you give my answer a positive rating. It
doesn't give me "a pat on the head", "good boy" (like ebay), it is my
livelihood!

If in ratings you feel that you expected more or it only helped a little,
please ask me for further info before rating me negatively otherwise I don't
get paid at all for my time and answer.

The thread remains open for us to continue this exchange

Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Hi
Are you keeping your mother's house or selling it?
How old are the children and what are the two properties worth?
Claire

Related Family Law Questions