Tuesday, 13 December 2016

A not so Fairy-tale ending

This week I was required to visit the lawyer to sign various documents relating to property and wellbeing.
In the course of the conversation my lawyer mentioned new relationship laws and how they were tripping up many unsuspecting people who start with the best of intentions but far to often find themselves in a war over assets.  There are, it turns out, lots of way to define a relationship (and thus the ownership of assets therein) and I was amazed to learn that living together or being married was not necessarily a prerequisite to entitlement - in fact a relationship that is a realationship to the outside world, regardless of which, or how many homes, the couple reside in, can be a deciding factor.
Rather than get into a subject I am not qualified to discuss, I herewith present their legal opinion on the matter: