*Attention unmarried couples*
It is increasingly becoming a societal norm for couples to live together long-term, combine finances/homes and have children without ever marrying. Many assume they are in a “common law” marriage and that one party’s assets will pass to the other on death. That is not the case. Cohabitants do not automatically have any claim on the estate of their partner and it is up to a court to decide how much of an estate, if any, is awarded to the cohabitant. This means it is vital for couples in this position to have Wills prepared to ensure their wishes are carried out after their death. Not having a Will could leave your partner in an uncomfortable financial position with the potential of even having to sell their home.
Please contact us on 01592 205151 to arrange a meeting to discuss your Will.