UK Office of Tax Simplification Takes Aim at Inheritance Tax Death duties were first introduced, in their modern form, back in 1894 when the government introduced estate duty, a tax on the capital value of land. Estate duty was eventually replaced by Capital Transfer Tax in 1975, which introduced the concept of tax on lifetime…
The breakdown of a cohabiting relationship presents the same complex array of issues which require resolution as if a couple were married.
The big difference is that where couples are not married, there is no provision in English law by which one party can obtain financial support from the other in their own right; such support has to form part of orders made for the benefit of the children of the family. Disputes about the division of property have to be resolved under principles of Trust and Property Law.
This means that people, often when at their most vulnerable, are faced with a daunting and complex series of steps to take to resolve financial issues with their former partner.
We are experienced in resolving these issues.