by eric the bee  04/02/2014  270 Page Views
4 Comments  Family & de facto law, financial agreements, consent orders

My Partner and l love each other and are in a long term stable relationship although we do not currently share a home. This post not a discussion on the merits of trust in our relationship.

In the event of my death prior to my partner, l know that she would respect ownership of our individual assets and that my will would be respected in the distribution of my assets..

My concern is the scenario of both of us dying in the one event, that the beneficiaries of her estate would challenge my will so that our assets were combined and her beneficiaries got 50% of our combined estates because we were married or in a defacto relationship.

How tight is a pre nuptial agreement ?

l have recently been the executor of an estate that went to mediation. Your Will is not necessarily the strong document you would like it to be and there appear to be many people out there prepared to re interpret your wishes, for a fee of course.