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before marrage assets?

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03 Oct 07 #4291 by auntiefi
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right - Brother in law is getting on with sorting it.
he is under the impression that any property and money saved within the marriage counts towards assets. she says that its everything acquired during the relationship - a civil partnership she calls it - is this true or more lies?
we are in Scotland if it helps
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04 Oct 07 #4297 by Fiona
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Your BIL's estranged wife is mistaken. Civil partnerships only came into being in December 2005, I think it was, they have to be registered and you can't marry if you are in one.

Since May 2006 cohabitants in Scotland have had certain rights and perhaps that's what she means. These rights are limited though and I don't see how they would affect the settlement.

However, there are certain assets owned prior to marriage that could be deemed part of the pot such as property which was used as the family home during the marriage.

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04 Oct 07 #4316 by sexysadie
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And civil partnerships are only for same-sex couples so unless she is a male-to-female transsexual in a civil partnership under her born status (very unlikely) this is not possible.

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