Can anyone settle an argument please

My hubby and I were having a bit of an argument can any body settle it. :mad:
If I was left a property last year from my mother is he intitled to half share??
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  • real1314real1314 Forumite
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    Yes, he is. :cool:
  • vax2002vax2002
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    Yeah the half that needs fixing up, tell him to get on with it....
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  • dzug1dzug1 Forumite
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    Of course he's not

    If you were to split up, then the starting position is that he is entitled to half the assets - but it's only a starting position and is negotiable

    Otherwise it's up to you whether you give him half or not
  • jollymejollyme Forumite
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    Was the house gifted to you outright? Assuming it was. Are you talking about his entitlement today? or on your death? Or as part of a divorce settlement? Today - it's upto you. On your death - depends upon the terms in your will. Divorce settlement - complicated - see a solicitor.
  • bluebirdbluebird Forumite
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    As far as i am aware anything gained during marriage is shared,anything you had before marriage is yours.But don't quote me:)
  • BigglesBiggles Forumite
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    bluebird wrote: »
    As far as i am aware anything gained during marriage is shared, anything you had before marriage is yours.
    You seem to think that, once you are married, you don't have personal property any more. Of course you do. If something is given to or inherited by one party, it's their property unless they choose to share it.
  • NARNAR Forumite
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    Biggles wrote: »
    You seem to think that, once you are married, you don't have personal property any more. Of course you do. If something is given to or inherited by one party, it's their property unless they choose to share it.
    You are in for a big shock if you get divorced!
  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    Biggles wrote: »
    . Of course you do. If something is given to or inherited by one party, it's their property unless they choose to share it.
    Does the same apply to lotto winnings? Are they not considered to be marital assets?
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  • blossomhill_2blossomhill_2 Forumite
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    As of now it depends if his name is on the deeds - if only your name then no, it is not his

    In the event of your death, it would depend on the terms of your will and only pass to him if you had willed it to him. If you were to die intestate then it could eventually pass to him
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  • sleepless_saversleepless_saver Forumite
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    Think about it this way. If it was a debt in your name alone would your husband be responsible for half of it? No! Same applies to the inheritance. If your mother leaves the property to you, then it's yours to do as you want with. (This has been the case since the Married Women's Property Act of 1884 if I recall rightly.)

    If your marriage broke up, that would be different as the whole of both your assets would be considered but even then he would not necessarily get half.
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