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  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Civil partnerships and pension death benefits
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    When someone dies death benefits may be payable under the deceased’s pension. A Gay/Lesbian person could enter into a Civil Partnership after the 5th December 2005 as introduced by the by the Civil Partnership Act. It appears that a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal has determined that a surviving civil partner’s entitlement to claim the death… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Gay Marriage: The issues still have not been resolved
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    Marriage (same sex couples) Act 2013 will come into force on the 29 March 2014 and the government has announced that gay marriages will be able to take place from this date. However a gay couple who celebrated a civil partnership in 2008 have now been told that in order to get married they will… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    A Will in Contemplation of Marriage
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    Some couples may be co-habiting with the intention of one day getting married or entering into civil partnership. Modern trends suggest couples with this intention set up home first choosing to defer the cost and commitment of putting the relationship on different footing. Marriage or a civil partnership may invalidate a Will and as a… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    Cohabitation and Wills
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    The need for a Will is often seen as the exclusive territory for the middle aged and elderly. So is it something for parents and grandparents to think about or should it be on the ‘to do’ list for every adult? The Office of National Statistics shows there were 5.9 million people cohabiting in the… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    How do I end my Civil Partnership?
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    You can apply to end (or often known as dissolve) your civil partnership by following three main steps, providing that the partnership has been valid for at least one year. The three steps are:   Filing a dissolution petition – permission must be applied for through the courts to end your civil partnership, and reasons… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    What’s the difference? Marriage, civil partnership and living together
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    Living together – Generally referred to as people living together as a couple but who are not married or in a civil partnership, although here is no legal definition. Marriage – A couple can be married religiously or civilly, however in some cases a religious marriage alone may not be valid. Civil Partnership – A… Learn more


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