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Avoiding Inheritance Tax for Cohabiting Couples
Avoiding Inheritance Tax for Cohabiting Couples
As cohabiting partners you are not liable for the same exemptions from inheritance tax as married or civil partners are....
Check List: Your Legal Rights When a Relationship Ends
Check List: Your Legal Rights When a Relationship Ends
Knowing your legal rights will help ease the practical impact of ending a relationship....
Drawing Up a Cohabitation Agreement
Drawing Up a Cohabitation Agreement
Drawing up a cohabitation agreement will help protect you and your partner in the event of a separation or death....
Planned Reforms in the Law for Cohabiting Couples
Planned Reforms in the Law for Cohabiting Couples
Unless you are married or in a civil partenrship then you have no legal rights or claims to your partner's assests. However their are planned reforms to give…...
Property Rights for Cohabiting Couples
Property Rights for Cohabiting Couples
Property rights for cohabiting couples are not recognised unless they are laid out in legally binding documents and you need to make sure your rights are protected....
Rights to Pensions and Maintenance when the Relationship Ends
Rights to Pensions and Maintenance when the Relationship Ends
If you and your partner have been cohabiting and split up you do not have the same rights to pension and maintenance as a couple that have been married....
The Basics of Civil Partnerships
The Basics of Civil Partnerships
Same-sex couples who register as civil partners are recognised under the law and given almost the same rights as married couples....
The Myths of Common Law Marriage
The Myths of Common Law Marriage
Many people believe that common law marriage is recognised in the eyes of the law but this is myth and you need to protect your rights as a couple....
Wills and the Rights of a Surviving Partner
Wills and the Rights of a Surviving Partner
If you are cohabiting with your partner but want your assets to pass to them in the event of your death it is important you make a will to secure their rights....
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