What Changes With The Introduction Of Same-Sex Marriages?

On the 29th March 2014, the first same-sex marriages will take place across England and Wales. The legalisation of gay marriage will be seen as a landmark event in the history of Britain, and comes with widespread support from the public and lawmakers alike. At this stage, we can’t be quite certain of exactly what

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How To Be Sure Of Your Cohabiting Partner's Inheritance Rights

It’s one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to ensure your loved ones receive everything they should be entitled to – and yet, fewer than half of adults in the UK ever get around to making a will. Under English and Welsh law, there is no such thing as a ‘common law’ marriage. That is, a

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Pre-Nuptial Agreements May Be Given Legal Backing

Couples preparing to enter into marriage have long been able to draw up a pre-nuptial agreement, or pre-nup, to establish how assets should be shared in the event of a divorce. While many people’s only knowledge of these agreements will come from American celebrity couples, such as Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, the practice of

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