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04 Mar 08 #15781 by positivesurvivor
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i filed my divorce papers in feb 07, soon 2bx moved out a few months later, recieved my nicci in sep 07, i and my son moved in with my mother soon after leaving the former mh empty and up for sale. at the end of o7 i recieved an inheritance payout. would my soon 2bx be entitled to any of this money.

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05 Mar 08 #15792 by LittleMrMike
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Yes, it is possible. Under some jurisdictions, property inherited or brought by one spouse into the marriage is not available for distribution between the spouses on divorce. In England and Wales this ' ain't necessarily so '.

The fact that it was inherited is of course a factor which the Court must and would take into account, but there is no rule that a divorced spouse cannot make a claim on it. A great deal depends on the circumstances and in particular the needs of the soon to be divorced spouses. I would suggest you take legal advice.

Mike

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