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Husband filed for divorce and my father passed away 3 weeks after divorce was filed. can husband expect to get some of my inheritance since he filed for divorce prior to my father passing away.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Oops sorry, connecticut

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Filed or reported? do you mean the inheritance or divorce

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Family Law
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No, as a general rule, a spouse would not have a claim on an inheritance received by the other spouse. This is true whether you are living together or not.

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