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02 Aug 12 #346937 by ponysaddle
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I separated from my wife of 20yrs last year after we grew apart.I left the maritial home in which my wife still resides. We have two children both over eighteen. The maritial home is on a family estate and is owned by her parents. I worked within her family business until the separation. I now live in rented accomadation and work within my family business. So far my wife has been unco-operative. We both have solicitors and have been to mediation sessions the last of which she refused to attend. We are now at the stage of going to court.I have no assets and a very small pension but my family business is worth a considerable amount of money. My question is can my wife make a claim for any inheritance which might be left to me in the future bearing in mind that both my parents are very much alive and hopefully not going to die in the forseeable future????
Any advice will be gratefully received

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02 Aug 12 #346939 by For real
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Your wife will not have a claim against something you do not have (yet)..

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