Co-habiting and Inheritance


T

thescullster

Hi all

Trying to pre-empt a possible situation wrt my daughter.

She is due an inheritance at the age of 25 left to her by my parents
(she is 22 now).
The money is currently in a Will Trust, but she has absolute right to
the capital at age 25.

The question is whether a co-habiting "partner" would automatically have
rights over this money.

What are the "rules" relating to shared assets in this case, and can
this money be protected in any way?

She is currently at the start of a relationship, but not co-habiting as
such. Don't think marriage is on the cards any time soon.



Thanks for any insight

Phil
 
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F

Fredxxx

Hi all

Trying to pre-empt a possible situation wrt my daughter.

She is due an inheritance at the age of 25 left to her by my parents
(she is 22 now).
The money is currently in a Will Trust, but she has absolute right to
the capital at age 25.

The question is whether a co-habiting "partner" would automatically have
rights over this money.

What are the "rules" relating to shared assets in this case, and can
this money be protected in any way?

She is currently at the start of a relationship, but not co-habiting as
such. Don't think marriage is on the cards any time soon.
A cohabitee has no rights over the assets of a partner in all except a
few situations.

The only one that comes to mind is where a partner improves a property
where they might have a valid claim on the property in the absence of
any pre-agreement.
 
T

thescullster

A cohabitee has no rights over the assets of a partner in all except a
few situations.

The only one that comes to mind is where a partner improves a property
where they might have a valid claim on the property in the absence of
any pre-agreement.
Thanks Fredxxx

But don't they become common law partners or whatever after a given
period with resulting sharing of assets?

Phil
 
R

Robin

But don't they become common law partners or whatever after a given
period with resulting sharing of assets?
They may well do so for many purposes - eg gossip and Christmas card
lists :) But "common law partners" (like "common law wives" before
them) have bugger all rights in law because there's no such thing in
English law. (Scotland is another country but common law marriage was
abolished there too a few years ago.)
 
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T

thescullster

They may well do so for many purposes - eg gossip and Christmas card
lists :) But "common law partners" (like "common law wives" before
them) have bugger all rights in law because there's no such thing in
English law. (Scotland is another country but common law marriage was
abolished there too a few years ago.)
Thanks Robin/Fredxxx
 

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