Me and my wife have been married for 18 months and are looking at separating. I invested my inheritance (approx 60% of the capital in our property), I was told this does not get split when we separate, is this correct?
If ring fencing the inheritance is going to lead to financial hardship for one of the parties, the court cannot leave it out of the equation. In S v. S, the parties had a marital pot of £1.3m with a further £900k in pensions. The High Court found that this was insufficient to meet the parties needs so the wife''s inheritance of what appears to have been a little over £150k should not have been ring fenced.