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I will be inheriting about $350K from my parents after their

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I will be inheriting about $350K from my parents after their death which I approximate within the next 5 years. They are 91 and 86 respectively, I am 61. I am planning to divorce my wife of 25 years. I don't want this inheritance contested.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Barrister replied 11 months ago.

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Wife can't make a claim to the inheritance as long as you keep it in your sole name in a bank account in your name. Inheritances and gifts are considered separate property of the recipient and not marital assets unless you mingle them with marital money or assets.


So as long as you keep the money separate, it remains your separate property and not subject to any division in a divorce.





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