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inheritance after divorce

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07 Feb 08 #13110 by springer
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In the near future I am very likely to start divorce proceedings against my wife (25 yrs married 1 daughter aged 21). She had an affair and then left the home 18 months ago. She returned 2 months ago but is not seeking a reconcilliation and sleeps in the spare room. I know that she is still in touch with her lover.

My wife is the only child and is the sole heir to her parents estate which at the present time is worth about £200K and will be entitled to a small inheritance from my family of about £18K. My in-laws are both in their 70's, father-in-law is 76 and is suspect alzheimers (doctor and specialist checks). I do all my in laws financial affairs and also take them to hospital appointments etc and this will continue after our divorce. If ever they have any problems or worries they ring me first. During our marriage it was always agreed that any inheritance money into the family would be split. Based on the support I give, and would continue to give to my in-laws would the court include future inheritance in any settlement.


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07 Feb 08 #13138 by BVG
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What a caring person you are, even after your wife's affair. I suspect that although you have a verbal agreement, this will not be taken into account by the DJ. It must at the end of the day be a provisions in your in-laws will that you are provided for. The final settlement will only take into account tangible assets etc and not promises for the future which can and will alter. If your divorce goes on to ancillary relief proceedings the form E is going to figure heavily. Have a look at a blank form E online you will get a good idea of what is taken into account. See link below for all forms, ir look at the RESOURCES in this forum


I hope this is not to negative for you

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