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    • billyolly
    • By billyolly 18th May 19, 7:37 AM
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    • 18th May 19, 7:37 AM
    Living together 18th May 19 at 7:37 AM
    After living together for over 4 years are either partner entitled to anything from the partners estate ?
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    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 18th May 19, 8:26 AM
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    After living together for over 4 years are either partner entitled to anything from the partners estate ?
    Originally posted by billyolly
    Apart from things in joint names or left in a will, no - not even if they'd lived together for 40 years.
    • Snowbird
    • By Snowbird 18th May 19, 9:45 AM
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    Apart from things in joint names or left in a will, no - not even if they'd lived together for 40 years.
    Originally posted by Mojisola
    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.
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 18th May 19, 9:49 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by Snowbird
    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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