What’s the worst that could happen? For most people, it would be to lose someone they love. But what if, whilst dealing with their loss, they also had to deal with the prospect of losing the family home and their financial security? [Read more…]
It is common practice for couples to leave everything to each other in their Wills, with the estate passing on to their children when the surviving partner dies. However, this arrangement – known as Mirror Wills – may not protect your children from losing their inheritance in the future.
Contrary to what many people believe, there is no such thing as a ‘common law marriage’ in the UK. No matter how long a couple have been living together, or whether they have children, they do not have the same rights or protections as couples who are married or in a civil partnership. This can be particularly devastating if one half of a couple dies without a Will or with a Will that is out-of-date.