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?
There is no hard fast rule but generally, if theestranged spouse is financially adequately taken care of with the other maritalassets, she will have no claim on inherited wealth.
The answer therefore, is that she has a potential claimbut 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 legalseparation or divorce and a consent order agreeing finances to draw a lineunder it. If that had already happened, she would not have had a claim
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