Wills are important for unmarried couples, who do not enjoy the same rights and legal protections as married couples.

There are no automatic rights for unmarried partners under the Intestacy Rules.

If you don’t provide for your partner, they could apply to the Court for reasonable provision to be made for them from your estate.  This distressing situation would be made more complicated if your beneficiaries under the Intestacy Rules were young children.

So even if you don’t believe marriage is for you, you can still make sure your partner is provided for by having a valid Will.

Please get in touch if you have any questions:

T: 07860 772274

E: christine@winterbornelegal.co.uk