Somerset, KY asked in Divorce for Kentucky

Q: In Kentucky, if you mom dies 2 days before your divorce is final, does your ex get part of your inheritance?

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
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  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: No. Inheritances are non-marital.

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Anna Aleksander
Anna Aleksander
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  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Kentucky case on point Rhodes v. Pederson states that death, not the divorce prior to the decree terminates the marriage. Divorce proceedings are abated, however there may or may not be exceptions such as if the decree was granted verbally, signed but not entered etc etc... Consult with a lawyer as this is answer here is not intended as legal advice.

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