Inheritance by one spouse, Married short time

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Inheritance by one spouse, Married short time

An uncle left me 1/4 of his home. It’s going to be sold. I am married. How does that affect my inheritance? All this is in Florida.

Asked on May 28, 2009 under Estate Planning, Florida

Answers:

J.V., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Your being married should not affect your inheritance rights unless the will specified certain terms one of which being you could not be married and than it would become an issue to address at probate.

Assuming no such clause exists than you would be entitled to 1/4 ownership or proceeds just as if you were not married. If taking this one step further if your concerned with the inheritance being yours or you and your husbands it is yours and although you will want to consult a local FL attorney for proper safeguarding of the proceeds you will usually want to keep proper records so upon divorce if ever it comes to that you can show the money or property was an inheritance


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