Q: Do you have to share your inheritance with your spouse?
A: No, you are not legally obliged to share your inheritance.
However, if you wish to keep it separate from your relationship property (to ensure that it can’t be claimed by your spouse or partner in the event of a separation or death), it is necessary to deal with the inheritance carefully to retain its status as separate property.
If you would like your inheritance treated as separate property, we would recommend seeking legal advice.
Note: This post is brief and general in nature. You should not treat it as legal advice and should seek professional advice before taking any action in relation to the matters dealt with in this post. Armstrong Murray accepts no liability for losses suffered by any person or organisation who may rely directly or indirectly on this post.