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14 Jan 08 #10641 by robin
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A relative of mine has told me she wants to leave me a small sum of money as an inheritance but wants to give me the money now to avoid any problems, post will.Also she doesn't want my spouse to have any of the money as they have never gotten along.
Can i open a bank account soley in my name without correspondance going to my home address and as such in the event of the divorce settlement will my wifes solicitor be able to get details and access to my account ?

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14 Jan 08 #10644 by Specialdad
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In short no. Your spouse will be able to claim a share on divorce.

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14 Jan 08 #10646 by robin
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But if my spouse has no idea about the money, ie paid in cash to me via relative ?

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14 Jan 08 #10649 by mike62
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My suggestion

1. Buy some plastic bags
2. Make sure that the bank notes are the most current, and wrap them in the plastic bags
3. Buy a little cash box and put the cash in
4. Dig a secret hole somewhere and bury it
5. Dig it up when your divorce is done

Ask yourself the question - How would you feel in your other half did the same to you?

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