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Divorce and inheritance

Divorce and family law solicitor Judith Buckland explains how an inheritance is treated in a divorce settlement.

I think that depends on when the inheritance was received. So if inheritance was received during the course of the marriage then nine times out of ten that inheritance is going to go into the pot of matrimonial assets that comes to be divided in the course of any divorce. But if you receive an inheritance after for instance you separated, then in certain circumstances it is certainly arguable that you can try and ring fence that inheritance. I think the main issue there is if the Court can see that there is a need to touch that pot of money then they may well do so, so it is never quite as straightforward as saying an inheritance can be ring fenced. 

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