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02 Aug 12 #346870 by amefbi
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If I have a house abroad, solely in my name, inheritance from Mother, her Will stating this property can never be included of Marimonial estate of affairs.

According to ''abroad law'' he cannot get his hands on this house for whatever reasons.

How does courts decide on this if I want to keep the UK house,for various reasons, that I have clarified on this site, and am confident that I will stay in the FM due to circumstances.

In our current Will we both signed that this abroad property goes to my children after my death as I decided to keep this property in my family.

With the Divorce now we dont even have toilet paper left for our children.

My question is: How is this ''''house inheritance''''dealt with in UK?
Can I be forced to sell house?
Is this ''''my assets'''' compared to his? when I will be dealing with FH and claiming SM?

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02 Aug 12 #346873 by cookie2
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her Will stating this property can never be included of Marimonial estate of affairs.

I am afraid this is irrelevant. When you inherit something, it becomes yours. Whether it is included in matrimonial assets or not, is not up to the donor.

How does courts decide on this if I want to keep the UK house,for various reasons, that I have clarified on this site, and am confident that I will stay in the FM due to circumstances.

Courts do not have jurisdiction to enforce property sales or transfers abroad. So what they normally do, is to take the asset into consideration. For example they might say right you have the property abroad and we can''t force you to give 50% to your ex, so we will give him more of the UK assets instead.

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02 Aug 12 #346877 by amefbi
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Thanx, trying to explain the ''''Will'''' was what you said..that I can never be forced to give ex 50%. I have 2 Legal Documents on this, One is my mothers Will.

In giving my Ex more of the UK assets, I am being forced a percentage even if its 10% that clearly to Legal docs cannot be done. 100% in mine, not 90% of 70%. Its my emosional side kicking in again, LOL.

Ex knows he shouldnt even mention this house abroad as its none of his(our) affairs.

But I did not know how the courts dealt with this in divorce.

Thx for your reply and this info.

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02 Aug 12 #346878 by cookie2
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Ex knows he shouldnt even mention this house abroad as its none of his(our) affairs.

Sorry but that is simply not true. It does not matter what your mother''s will or any other legal document says. You own it, therefore it is a marital asset and from a legal point of view this will overrule any will left by your mother.

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