A well respected, award winning social enterprise
Volunteer run - Government and charity funded
We help 50,000 people a year through divorce

01202 805020

Lines open: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Call for FREE expert advice & service info

Is my wife entitled to my inheritance

  • Manator1977
  • Manator1977's Avatar Posted by
  • New Member
  • New Member
11 Jun 12 #336185 by Manator1977
Topic started by Manator1977

Can anyone tell me if my wife is entitled to half my inheritance. My dad dies 18 months ago and left me a fair amount of money and with more to come from sale of property.

If i were to divorce would my wife be entitled to half of everything. My dad left it to me and then if i had died my kids. No mention of her.

Please advise.


  • jonathancj
  • jonathancj's Avatar
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
12 Jun 12 #336209 by jonathancj
Reply from jonathancj
There is no automatic entitlement but an inheritance is a resource available to you, so whether she gets some of it will depend on all the other factors involved. I have to say, it''s quite common for spouses to get effectively at least part of an inheritance. Sorry.

Moderators: wikivorce teamrubytuesdaydukeyhadenoughnowTetsSheziLinda SheridanForsetiMitchumWhiteRoseLostboy67WYSPECIALBubblegum11

The modern, convenient and affordable way to divorce.

No-Fault Divorce £179

We provide the UK's lowest cost no-fault divorce service, managed by a well respected firm of solicitors. 

Online Mediation £250

Online mediation is a convenient and inexpensive way to agree on a fair financial settlement.

Consent Order £259

This legally binding agreement defines how assets (e.g. properties and pensions) are to be divided.

Court Support £250

Support for people who have to go to court to get a fair divorce financial settlement without a solicitor.