My father is terminally ill and has days or weeks to live. He is leaving myself and my sister a fairly sizeable inheritance. We are both married with small kids, but both often wonder if our marriages are set to last the distance. My hubby has cheated on me online a and we spent 12 months in marriage counselling to try to patch things up. We are reasonably ok ATM but I don't really trust him and will tell him to leave if he ever does it again. It's a fairly loveless marriage at times but ok and with small kids we are soldiering on.
My question is this: if we do split down the track, I assume that he will be entitled to half of this inheritance. The inheritance itself would make me financially independent if he was to leave, but not if he takes half of it. Does anyone know if we can draw up some agreement that this is my money if we do split down the track? I haven't broached this with DH and I suspect he would be offended, but his misdemeanours in the past make me nervous. We will use it to reduce our debt for now, and I'm happy to share it with him while we are together, but if one day we aren't I want to be able to walk away with it....does anyone know if that's possible?