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Experience:  Family Law - Specialist in Divorce, Financial Relief and Children Matters
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Sadly, my husband's father has recently passed away. His nett

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Sadly, my husband's father has recently passed away. His nett estate is valued at approximately £1.5 mil. My husband and I are in business together. This business, along with properties, are valued at approximately £500,000.00. Due to an unhappy relationship my husband and I are shortly to separate. There are no children from the marriage. Am I entitled to any part of my husband's inheritance with separation so close?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.
Hi, thanks for your question.
Inheritance is not automatically considered a matrimonial asset and is considered an "other resource" initially and is not necessarily looked at when deciding on division of assets in a divorce. The court will first look at whether there can be an equitable settlement to meet both your needs from the matrimonial assets.
Have you started discussions with him regarding the divorce and financial settlement? If this does not progress, then I would suggest you pursue mediation with an independent mediator to assist in reaching an agreement - you can find local mediators here: familymediationcouncil.org.uk
Please let me know if you have any further questions regarding this.
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