Relationships can seem indestructible when they begin. The excitement and the feeling of being in love can make it seem pointless or disloyal to raise the question, ‘what do we do if it all goes wrong?’
With high divorce rates and ever-increasing numbers of people cohabiting (cohabitants have limited rights), it is common sense for people to consider what their position would be should a relationship end. In some circumstances, if you wait to see what happens, it may be too late to protect your interests if things do go wrong. It is therefore better to be informed and prepared so as to avoid any nasty surprises down the line.
Some people cohabit, others marry and some become civil partners. Some people have children and some do not. Different arrangements can produce different outcomes on separation or the death of a ...