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My colleagues and I are increasingly being instructed to advise a spouse or a cohabitee following the death of their partner in circumstances where their partner made a will which did not make any - or any reasonable - financial provision for them. Also, in situations where their spouse or partner died without a will - and under the intestacy rules there is no automatic right to inherit.
In two previous blogs, my colleagues Nia Jameson and Christian Butler have written about what happens to property when married couples or civil partners separate. In this blog I focus on the property rights of unmarried couples.
Resolution, the organisation that represents 6,500 family law professionals, is renewing its call to introduce “no fault” divorce as it prepares to intervene in a much-anticipated Supreme Court case next month.
Following the blog from my colleague, Nia Jameson, which dealt with legal rights regarding a jointly owned property, I look at issues when a property is registered in the sole name of one spouse or civil partnership.