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Home / I have been locked into an unhappy marriage for over 20 years but my husband would fight me to the death in court if I filed for divorce because he has always leaned on me financially. I have worked and developed a career while he has switched occupations and been in and out of work, and been downright lazy and irresponsible. Recently I discovered I have cancer and my chances of recovery are slim. Divorce is out of the question because legal battles would be disastrous for me physically and emotionally now. Our home and everything we own is the result of my hard work during our marriage. What can I do to maximize what my children will get after I die and minimize what my husband will get ?

I have been locked into an unhappy marriage for over 20 years but my husband would fight me to the death in court if I filed for divorce because he has always leaned on me financially. I have worked and developed a career while he has switched occupations and been in and out of work, and been downright lazy and irresponsible. Recently I discovered I have cancer and my chances of recovery are slim. Divorce is out of the question because legal battles would be disastrous for me physically and emotionally now. Our home and everything we own is the result of my hard work during our marriage. What can I do to maximize what my children will get after I die and minimize what my husband will get ?

By: דיאנה שאלתיאלPublished on: 03 May, 2022

Unless you make a will, your husband would be entitled to his full rights as a surviving spouse under the 1965 Inheritance Law upon your demise, and your property would be shared between him and your children. This would still be the case however bad your relationship was, and even if you were locked in a divorce battle. If, however, you make a will you can double what your children will get – without a draining legal battle during your lifetime


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