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A very informative guide written by LittleMrMike
An explanation of what financial provision is made for couples who live together, but aren't married when they separate
If you're not married to your partner (or have not formed a civil partnership) and you die before you make a will, your partner won't automatically inherit anything from you. It doesn’t matter how long you were together. It doesn’t matter how committed you were. Instead, the law dictates that everything will go to your nearest blood relative, regardless of your wishes. In fact, if you don't leave a will, the Crown is more likely to automatically inherit from you than your partner!
Information about what may happen to your house,and your housing rights post-separation
This very informative guide has been written by Little Mr Mike
So, your relationship is in difficulties. You are concerned that things are heading for a breakdown. Are there any steps you can take now that could avoid difficulties at a later stage ?
The purpose of this article is to try and outline some practical steps you can take to protect your position. Some of them may need the help of a solicitor, others may not. In addition this article seeks to highlight things that you will have to do sooner or later and you might as well do them sooner. In addition the article will seek to outline your key legal rights, so you do not compromise your position unnecessarily.
This case has created serious publicity for what courts can do for the unmarried and separated, but is it of any help to you?
On 3rd November 2011, a briefing note of some 15 pages was prepared for MPs and uploaded onto the parliamentary website. It is a first class summary of all the relevant law as it stands for people who live together. I recommend it as essential reading for everyone who already lives with a partner and who is not married, and especially for anyone contemplating doing so.
I have a conditional order – what must I do next?
A guide to Civil Partnership Dissolution