Being able to transfer your allowances to the higher earning partner;
No inheritance tax on death of one of the partners if the estate is transferred to the survivor;
No capital gains if you transfer assets to your spouse;
No potential exemption issues for inheritance tax if you transfer assets to your spouse;
No stamp duty payable if you transfer your house from one name to the other (or from one name to joint names).
You also have to be married to get married persons state pensions (useful if one of you has never earned but the other has), and so on.
Bare in mind the failure of marriage in general and the fact that hardly anyone makes the course .
So In the long run this piece of paper will cost you a lot of money , not only in divorce lawyers but in the loss of your property and pension ect .
It is a shame we do not have good legally binding pre marriage laws to prevent cetain partners of either sex gaining a financial gain with no regard for love.
Note my position softens when children are involved .
I have a real issue with the custody battles and access rights for unmarried couples who split , the dad generally has no rights.
On this basis only, many will marry.
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