Inherited wealth and pre-marital assets can be hotly contested in divorce settlements, especially if there is a large amount of money at stake. It can be a particularly emotive topic, with inheritance often having a symbolic meaning as well as significant financial implications.
The law will look at inheritances and assets that were brought into the marriage differently to other assets that have been acquired during the marriage, so they call for careful consideration by a solicitor who is experienced in the financial aspects of divorce.
Assets like a property, a pension or an inherited sum of money may have been an important part of your life as a couple, or it may be that some assets were kept separate from one another during the marriage. Each situation is different, so the advice you receive will reflect that and what you’re going to be entitled to.
You’ll want to know that the solicitor you work with understands your situation and is best positioned to guide and advise you on the options open to you. Our experienced team includes specialists on financial issues relating to divorce, so you can be sure that you’ll be getting advice on assets you brought into the relationship and any inherited wealth during the course of the marriage from a trusted advisor.
Slee Blackwell are proud to have been given the Employer of the Year Award by the Devon and Somerset Law Society and to be winners at the NSPCC Childhood Champion Awards 2018. Our divorce solicitors are also accredited by The Law Society in finance and children work.