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Hello, my name is Marcus.
Can I ask when did you separate and have you agree financial matters yet being the division of marital assets.
Firstly I am so sorry to hear about your son. It is truly tragic for you to have lost him.
In reality it may be difficult to make a claim against the inheritance on the basis that you have been separated for such a long time. It would therefore not be considered marital assets.
However I asked if you have dealt with any marital assets that you may have with your husband. Reason being is that if you have not you may be entitled to a greater division of any assets you own with your husband on the basis that he has the benefit of the inheritance.
Further you could potentially claim against inheritance if you can demonstrate a financial need.
So in short the inheritance would normally be ring fenced as a non-marital assets due to the time in which you have been a part unless you can demonstrate a financial need.
Alternatively you could claim a greater division of any marital assets that you own with your husband on the basis he has the benefit of the inheritance.
Who owns the house in which you live.
Do you know how much the inheritance was....
Also do you have any inheritance prospects.
That being the case sadly you are unlikely to have any claim.
As I say the time elapse since separation is significant so it would not be considered marital.
Further although technically you could try and make a claim through the courts it would not be cost effective to do so in light of the amount of he opposed such a claim.
I am sorry my advice could not be more positive.