My ex wife has inherited a sum of money from a relative who died during our marriage, the money was however not actually received by her until after the date of separation. Does anyone know would I be entitled to a share of the money in ancillary relief proceedings?. On the other hand I have had relatives die during the course of the marriage and money has been recived by me prior to the separation. These monies were deposited in a bank account in my sole name with the agreement of the ex. Again does anyone know whether my ex would be entitled to a share of these funds?
Inheritances are rather a grey area. They are relevant and should be disclosed, but whether or not they are included in the 'pot' depends mainly on how the family's needs are to be met, if the inheritance has been used as an asset of the family and how recent it was. Where the inheritance has been kept separate from family assets, especially if the inheritance was recent, there is more chance of it being alloted to the person who inherited.