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Family Law Proceedings – Can I protect my inheritance?

If you have received an inheritance prior to separation then it will generally be included in the asset pool as the court looks at the assets at the time the matter comes before the court.

There are of course exceptions to this, for example if you have received your inheritance in the form of a testamentary trust you may be able to exclude this from the asset pool.

If you are would like to protect your inheritance or are worried about the effect it may have on your property settlement you should contact one of our solicitors to discuss the options available to you.