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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Marriage, Relationships & Families
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Marriage, Relationships & Families
After living together for over 4 years are either partner entitled to anything from the partners estate ?

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  • MojisolaMojisola Forumite
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    billyolly wrote: »
    After living together for over 4 years are either partner entitled to anything from the partners estate ?

    Apart from things in joint names or left in a will, no - not even if they'd lived together for 40 years.
  • SnowbirdSnowbird Forumite
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    Mojisola wrote: »
    Apart from things in joint names or left in a will, no - not even if they'd lived together for 40 years.
    That is, broadly speaking, correct.
    However, if the deceased has been supporting the remaining partner and has not left sufficient provision in the will, the remaining partner can challenge the will.
    That applies even if the deceased dies intestate.
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    Snowbird wrote: »
    That is, broadly speaking, correct.
    However, if the deceased has been supporting the remaining partner and has not left sufficient provision in the will, the remaining partner can challenge the will.
    That applies even if the deceased dies intestate.
    That is not, however, a situation I would wish on anyone.

    So, if you're living together, and either of you wants the other to be easily able to deal with matters after death, or to benefit from the partner's estate, the only thing to do is make a will.
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