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06 Mar 08 #16061 by soon2be
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My soon to be ex has told me he can claim on any future inheritances left to me after our divorce is finalised...he has thrown a few curved balls at me during heated discussions but he swears he has been advised he can do this..is this true?

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07 Mar 08 #16103 by dukey
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Hello Soon2be

It depends if you have a Clean Break Consent Order it should have a provision to prevent any future claim by your x.

If you dont have Clean Break then yes a claim may be considered.

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07 Mar 08 #16116 by Ladybelle
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I was told by my sol I couldnt claim on any future inheritances from my x2b ? He has 2 big ones at some point in the future. If I get spousal maintenance does that mean I might be able to claim something in the future ?

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07 Mar 08 #16117 by Gingerkitty
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Hi there - I have had to ask my parents to get their Wills sorted prior to me getting divorced. They have consulted their solicitor who has tied everything up into a trust as my money grabbing X2B would have no hesitation in trying to get his mitts on any future money I did get.
My solicitor did say to me that once the DAbsolute is made then we are no longer anything to do with each other ie we are two separate people and would have no right to make any claim, but, to make sure, I got my parents to seek advice on their part too.
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