Handy Hints (12) – Factoring in inheritance in family law proceedings

1 September 2022


OSD Presents…Handy Hints (12)

If you have received an inheritance late in the relationship or even after the relationship ends, but before your family law financial settlement, the inheritance is not automatically ‘excluded’ from the asset pool.

It cannot simply be ignored.

It is, however, open to parties (and the Court) to consider the inheritance using a “two pools” or “individual assets” approach.

Timing and use of the inheritance can be important factors and it is important to obtain advice about the likely approach in any property settlement proceeding.

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