In RI am I entitled to 50% of my wife’s inheritance?

Additional Information:

My wife and I have been married for 21 years.  We were high school sweethearts in Cranston, RI.  Throughout our marriage, I supported her and the kids and she’s always been a stay at home mom.  We are now going through a divorce and she just received an inheritance of over $200,000.  Am I entitled to 50%?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

No you are not entitled to a portion of her inheritance. Inherited property is specifically excluded from the marital estate by Rhode Island law. However, if she commingles the money into a joint account, you may be able to make some claim to it.

Cranston Divorce Attorney, Christopher Heberg serves individuals and families in the Providence, RI region including Cranston, Coventry, Cumberland, East Greenwich, East Providence, Johnston, Lincoln, North Kingstown, North Providence, Pawtucket, Riverside, Smithfield, Warwick, West Warwick, Warren, Woonsocket, Bristol and Barrington, Rhode Island.

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