Divorce refendum 2019

darkhorse3

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Is it reasonable though?

Why should some battered woman have to wait 4 years to get away from the man who abused her?
And what about some unfortunate man whose marriage broke up years ago and is now on his deathbed dying of cancer
He wants to leave his new partner some form of security but the original wife will get everything
This should have been sorted years ago
 

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And what about some unfortunate man whose marriage broke up years ago and is now on his deathbed dying of cancer
He wants to leave his new partner some form of security but the original wife will get everything
This should have been sorted years ago
He could just take out all his money in cash and give it to his new partner.
 

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And what about some unfortunate man whose marriage broke up years ago and is now on his deathbed dying of cancer
He wants to leave his new partner some form of security but the original wife will get everything
This should have been sorted years ago
You are wrong.
A surviving civil partner is entitled to the same as a wife.
And a wife has no automatic entitlement to the entire estate.

Vote NO .
 

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You are wrong.
A surviving civil partner is entitled to the same as a wife.
And a wife has no automatic entitlement to the entire estate.

Vote NO .
Not true
If the civil partner who dies has previously made a will granting his/her partner whatever, then he/she can get it without the taxman taking his bit
But if there is no will, then the partner is treated like a nobody and taxed to the hilt
 

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Not true
If the civil partner who dies has previously made a will granting his/her partner whatever, then he/she can get it without the taxman taking his bit
But if there is no will, then the partner is treated like a nobody and taxed to the hilt
I made no reference as to whether a will was made.
Intestacy law is a seperate matter.
But under intestacy law the wife does not get everything.
I think it is an automatic 2/3 and the remainder divied up between children.
i would expect the recent legal changes on civil partnerships etc take some account of intestacy.

VOTE NO
 
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