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my wife and i split 12 months ago, she kicked me out, in the

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my wife and i split 12 months ago, she kicked me out, in the last 12 months my father has died from cancer leaving me some money, she has now appiled for a divorce and wants 50% of my inheritance, where do i stand on this?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question
I shall do my best to assist you but I need some further information first.
How long did you live together and are there any children involved.
What family assets are there and how much have you inherited?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

hi, we lived together for 9 years, married for the last 2 of them, we have 2 children, megan 6 and ruben 4, we lived in rented houses, only assets would be we have a car each, i am about to receive around 35k, should be in the next few weeks.


jay

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
What income do you each have?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

hi, i am self employed earning around 12k my wife has been studying for the passed 9 years, and has just qualified as a teacher, she starts this sept on 25k per year.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
What is her current housing position and how is the care of the children shared between you?
Claire
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

she is living in the a rented house, I am staying at a friends house, on the drive, in a caravan, we have the children jointly, I have them tues fri sat sun one week then tues and wed the next, this arrangement was set up by heather.

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Whilst in general terms the fact that your Inherited the money after the separation would mean that the court would be unlikely to award your ex a share of your Inheritance.
However since there are no other capital to divide between you then there is a good chance that the court will order that you pay her a lump sum - although it is unlikely to be as much as 50%
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Claire

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