Bereavement damages and unmarried couples

As a lot of the information on this website points out, there can be a big difference in how married and unmarried couples are treated both in life and on death.  

At the end of last year another difference was brought into sharp focus – the ability to claim bereavement damages following a death due to negligence.   

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Kris Arpon
Who supports the children?

Cohabitees have limited financial claims against each other on the breakdown of their relationship. For example, they cannot claim maintenance for themselves or share in their partner’s assets like a married couple can on divorce.  However, where there are children involved, the position is very different.  

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Kris Arpon