Right to Marry in UK Law

  • The Inequality Of Civil Partnerships
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... than have a traditional wedding and that, although they do want to marry one day, it is not what they want now. Whilst the Isle of Man is a Crown ... The right to enter into opposite-sex civil partnerships has been a hot topic since ......
  • Is That Wise? Mental Capacity And Marriage
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... The legal question was how to determine if someone has capacity to marry. In particular does the test require one to be able to understand the ...? For example, living together to the exclusion of others and the 'right to enjoy each other's society, comfort and assistance'. The Sheffield ......
  • Marry For Love Or Taxes?
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ......The logic here is that HMRC accept that it is right and proper that your spouse receive the maximum amount of your estate so he/she can look after herself during her lifetime. HMRC are not being so ......
  • What Does The Court Of Protection Have To Do With My Wedding?
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... there is a dispute about whether a person has the mental capacity to marry, the Court of Protection will make a decision.  That is what happened in ... the sharing of a common home and a common domestic life and the right to enjoy each other's society, comfort and assistance.". The Judge in ......
  • Homosexual Marriage Article
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... marriages will force religious groups, against their beliefs, to marry homosexual couples on religious premises on the grounds that not doing so ... although parties to each type of arrangement enjoy equivalent legal rights. Civil partners cannot call themselves married for legal purposes and ......
  • Civil Partnerships For All (Or For No One)?
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... a judgment saying that heterosexual couples should have the same right as same sex couples to enter into civil partnerships. Since December ...That argument was swept away once same sex couples could marry, but civil partnerships remained on the statute books. The Supreme ......
  • A Reminder Of Why It's Important To Make A Will!
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ......Prior Rights in intestate estates are to be increased for deaths after 1 February 2012 ..., say, two people who are widowed or divorced with their own children marry and do not leave a Will, the survivor of them would be entitled to Prior ......
  • Former Spouses And Your Business – Can Your Past Affect Your Future?
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... 1. The most effective way is not to marry but for many this is not an attractive option. When it comes to dealing ... about ownership or interests in assets, but neither party has any right to make a financial claim against the other party arising simply because ......
  • Civil Partnership - v - Marriage
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... Furthermore, it is felt that now that same sex couples can marry it is likely that civil partnerships will fade away and eventually be ... being discriminated against.  Also it was felt by them that their right to a private and family life was compromised.   The government countered ......
  • Parents Are Initiating Pre-Nups To Protect Family Wealth
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... Therefore, in the right case, such agreements can be given decisive or compelling weight by the ... Those planning to marry should be aware that without a pre-nup, the English court has a very wide ......
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