Cohabitants- Do you qualify?

May 23rd, 2016

A landmark High Court decision DC VDR has provided welcome clarification in relation to the rights of a cohabitant in applying for financial provision from the estate of their deceased cohabitant. The right to apply is enshrined in Section 194(1) of the Civil Partnership and Certain rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010.

This case came before the High Court in May 2015 and was decided by Judge Marie Baker.

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