In a divorce, am I entitled to 50% of my wife’s inheritance?

Additional Information:

My wife and I live in Shrewsbury MA and are going through a  divorce. I’ve financially supported her for 21 years of marriage.  She was a stay at home mom for all but 1 year of our marriage.  She just received an inheritance of over $200,000.  Am I entitled to 50%?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

Yes, you are entitled to a share of the inheritance because the inheritance is considered part of the marital estate to be divided. Whether your share is 50% must be discussed in more depth through a private consultation with your lawyer.

Shrewsbury MA divorce lawyer, Michael Franklin, represents individuals in all family law and divorce related matters throughout Worcester and the Worcester County region including the cities and towns of Auburn, Boylston, Clinton, Charlton, Holden, Leominster, Leicester, Paxton, Shrewsbury, Sturbridge, Westborough, Northborough, Webster, Dudley, and Oxford, Massachusetts.

Attorney Michael Franklin
Shrewsbury MA Divorce Lawyer
5 State Street, Suite 1F
Worcester, MA 01609