My husband and I have been living separately for nearly a year but have not yet decided about divorce . He has just taken early retirement because of heart problems. If he dies will I be entitled to inherit as his wife even though we live separately ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 12 May, 2022
As long as a woman remains officially married to her husband she is entitled to inherit as a wife according to the Inheritance Act even if she is separated from him or even in the process of divorce. This is clearly based on the assumption that he has not made a will, the specific provisions of which will override her inheritance rights if it is valid and probate granted.