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Thanks for your patience and enquiry. Sorry to hear what’s happened. Firstly the fact of an adultery does not have a bearing on the division of matrimonial assets. So this in not a basis to increase or decrease someone’s share.
Money received from inheritance can form part of matrimonial assets if it is used for both your benefit during the marriage and it no longer can be identifiable as a separate asset.
So, for example, in your circumstance where the inheritance was used to buy joint matrimonial home, it would not be viewed by the court as a separate asset. You will not therefore be able to claim this money separately
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My response included both these issues. The car is considered matrimonial asset. The most you could do is ask for it to be sold and the proceeds of sale be divided equally between you. The payment to the family member could not be reimbursed.