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Category: Estate Law
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Experience:  15 yrs estate law, real estate. Wills/Trusts/Probate
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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: 8 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Barrister replied 8 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney who will try my very best to help with your situation or get you to someone who can. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I research statutes or ordinances and type out an answer or reply, but rest assured, I am working on your question.

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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.

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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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thanks

Barrister

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