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Cohabitation/Unmarried couples

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Unmarried Couples to Receive Automatic Pension Rights?

Peter Vassila
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Hot off the press is the landmark case of Brewster v McMullan which may have paved the way for unmarried couples to benefit from the pension of their deceased partner. The case concerned Denise Brewster who had been in a relationship with her partner for 10...

I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do - 6 Things Engaged Couples Need to Talk About Right Now

Karen Chapman
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“Love me or leave me, make your choice but believe me, I love you, I do, I do, I do, I do….” Nothing encapsulates the exhilaration surrounding a marriage proposal like Abba’s classic from 1975 for those of you like us who remember...

Home Maker vs. Wage Earner

Rene Panayiotou
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Whilst society nowadays has departed from the traditional set up of the stay at home wife and the husband as the breadwinner the courts still recognise these traditional roles and most importantly do not discriminate against either role. Whether the spouse...

18 Essential Tips To Consider When Setting Up Home With Your Partner

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Moving in with a partner is a big step.  It’s an exciting time and there are lots of things to think about.  Understandably you won’t want to dwell on what might happen if you split up.  Whilst you may not need a piece of paper to...

Providing for Cohabitants on Relationship Breakdown - Should the law move with the times?

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In October 2013, the Office for National Statistics produced a bulletin showing the number of couples that now cohabit within the United Kingdom. The statistics showed that in 2013, there were 18.2 million families within the UK, and 2.9 million of those...