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My father died earlier this year leaving a small property some

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My father died earlier this year leaving a small property some shares and cash in just my brother and my name. I have been married for 12 years, we have no children. I have found out my wife has been unfaithful to me and feel we can no longer stay together. Is she entitled to any of my inheritance?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
What assets do you and your wife have?
How much have you inherited?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Not including the inheritance just the furniture and about £900. My share of the inheritance is a mobile home worth approx 20k and shares worth approx 8k I have also purchased a car from the inheritance for 3.5k

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi Clare

the only assets my wife and I have is our furniture and £900 (our deposit on the flat we rent) My wife has personal savings of around £1000. My share of Dad's assets is a mobile home worth £20000 Shares worth approx £8500 and a car I brought for £3500 out of my share of Dad's money

Thanks

John

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Who owns the property that you currently live in?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi Clare

We rent privately through a letting agency

John

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
What income do you each have?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi Clare

I am self employed and earn about £1800 a month before tax, my wife earns about £430 every 4 weeks and £170 every 4 weeks in benefits.

John

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Usually inherited money which has been kept separate from family funds is not at risk when there is a divorce.
However in your case the lack of other assets means that I am afraid it is likely that a court would order you to pay your ex a lump sum from the assets you have inherited.
There is no way of giving you a specific figure - but somewhere between £2000 and £4000 is a possibility - but this is only the roughest of guides
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
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