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Proposed Inheritance Rights for Cohabitants

Family Law

The Law Commission has revealed plans to give unmarried, cohabiting couples inheritance rights if a partner dies without making a Will.

The reforms propose that couples with children would inherit their partner’s assets if they had lived together for two years.  It also proposes that couples should be able to inherit their partner’s entire estate if they have lived together for five years and a partner has died without making a Will.

If you are an unmarried, cohabiting couple and would like information on your rights in the event of a relationship breakdown or the death of a partner please contact our Family Law Department for a free initial appointment on Eastbourne 01323 727321 or Hailsham 01323 841481.

Nicholas Dennis
Nicholas Dennis
Alexandra Funnell
Alexandra Funnell
Guy Brown
Guy Brown
Carolyn Richards
Carolyn Richards