Toronto Family Lawyer Assisting Clients with Inheritance Issues

Inheritance questions often arise when spouses begin the process of property division. Inheritance issues can be challenging and complex, and rarely involve a simple solution. How an inheritance will be treated during a divorce will depend on how it is categorized as an asset. Was it the separate property of one spouse? Was it characterized as a marital asset? Was it used to make improvements to the matrimonial home?

Frequently Asked Questions About Inheritances and Divorce

Issues and questions that commonly arise about inheritances during divorce include:

  • Can my spouse be excluded from my parents’ will?
  • Is my spouse entitled to half of my inheritance?
  • Can my spouse get my parent’s home if it has been left only to me in their will?
  • What if we purchased our matrimonial home with my inheritance money?
  • Should I pay the mortgage on our matrimonial home with an inheritance?
  • Does inheritance have any effect on spousal support?
  • Is my child entitled to any of my spouse’s inheritance money?

Navigating inheritance issues is best done with the assistance of a trusted family lawyer with significant experience in estate matters. NULaw, and its predecessors, have been helping clients in Toronto with inheritance issues since 1953. We provide clear and honest advice so that clients can make informed decisions about their property rights during a divorce, including those pertaining to inheritances. We have extensive knowledge of both family law and estate law, and understand how these areas are often intertwined. We work hard to understand the specific personal circumstances of each client we represent and provide effective legal counsel to help them with their most challenging personal, legal, and financial matters.

Contact NULaw in Toronto for Divorce and Inheritance Matters Guidance

Family lawyer Lex Arbesman has years of experience advising clients on how inheritance and other assets can be treated during a divorce and guiding them through assessing their options. Contact us online or at 416-481-5604 to book a consultation.

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