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Old 18th Jul 2019, 10:52
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
While good news in one sense, does this not open up another bag of worms?

As she has been cohabiting for 15 years she now gets his pension, but she remains married to the other guy, so does she inherit his estate or his pension, unless he has amended his will etc?
The law of unintended consequences. Getting married made everyone clear cut. Everyone knew the rules as far as pension and rights are concerned.
Having grey areas whereby being in a relationship/cohabiting is concerned leads to misuse.
How long is 'being in a relationship/cohabiting' taken into account before you can claim someone's pension etc?
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