I have been fighting a divorce battle for the last few years,with my wife refusing to divorce unless I agree to her exhorbitant terms. I have now been diagnosed as having cancer. If I die before the divorce comes through, could she stand to inherit, rather than the children?


If you die while still formally married, without  making a will, then your wife, as well as your children, will be your heirs. A married spouse's estate is shared between his spouse and his children, if he has not made a will, even if he is in the proces of divorce. To prevent this, you should  make a will as soon as possible. You can bequeath your estate to whoever you wish and it is advisable to explicitly state that you do not want to leave your wife anything, and state why.