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I'm getting a divorce! What are my legal rights to his inheritance??

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Question - (28 November 2008) 5 Answers - (Newest, 1 December 2008)
A female United States age , anonymous writes:

I am getting a divorce after ten years, I need to know if I am legally entitled to his inheritence or what reasons I would not be entitled to it.

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A female reader, anonymous, writes (1 December 2008):

Okay, I dont want his money, Im trying to figure out if I can negotiate with him, yes my son deserves the money, I just didnt know if I was "legally" entitled to it by the law... If I am entitled to it legally, I want to negotiate with him to keep the house instead of selling it, I would give up my right to the inheritance. I just dont know the law, and you have to pay a lawyer just to ask a simple question in which i dont have the money.

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A female reader, kittikat United States +, writes (30 November 2008):

kittikat agony auntWell, if he received the money while you two were married- I believe that most states see all income into the family as joint. But, don't most inheritance type monies come with stipulations regarding spouses? You definately should talk to a lawyer about it. One question that I have is why would you want to take an inheritance? Is it because you're angry? I'm not being judgemental, I'm just curious because you may also need to talk to a counselor to work out some other issues. I don't want anything of my ex-husbands-I'm just happy that he's an ex.

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A male reader, eddie Canada +, writes (28 November 2008):

eddie agony auntWhy would you deserve his inheritance? Did he already get it? Another way to ask this question would be ....am I entitled to the money of my ex's family ? He's your ex, get your own money.

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A female reader, anonymous, writes (28 November 2008):

I would guess that once divorced you are not entitled to his money but that if you have children, they might be. Best to go and see a solicitor.

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A female reader, Teacake United States +, writes (28 November 2008):

Teacake agony auntThis is really a question for an attorney.

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