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Surviving Divorce, Fourth Edition by Terry Hillman, Pamela Weintraub

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CHAPTER19

Inheritance, Wills, and Other Estate Issues

In This Chapter

  • What happens to property you owned before you got married?
  • How are assets inherited during a marriage handled?
  • When one spouse dies before the divorce is final
  • The role of the will in divorce

This chapter will explain how to protect your own wealth in the event of an impending divorce. The divorce laws regarding estate issues, including inheritance and wills, are determined by country and jurisdiction. Most jurisdictions consider inheritance prior to marriage as separate property; the more the date of an inheritance precedes the date of a marriage, the more protected that ...

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