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Inheritance - Is Spouse Entitled to a Portion?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Jennifer J, 22 May 2014.

  1. Jennifer J

    Jennifer J Active Member

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  2. winston wolf

    winston wolf Well-Known Member

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    Interesting question. I suppose its just income like any other. Separate accounts separate money.
     
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    rebeccag Well-Known Member

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  4. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    As a general rule of wills and succession, a gift to a beneficiary is to that person alone,
    and a spouse does not, solely by virtue of being a spouse, acquire any interest in the gift.

    Buuuuut, once you get into Family Law proceedings,
    and the question becomes
    whether or not the gift is part of the property to be settled,
    then I agree with RebeccaG above.
     

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