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We are gathered here today.....................

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We are gathered here today.....................

Have may of you avoided marriage - know I did, 10 years with my partner due to the fact that everyone of our friends who lived together then got married, was divorced in a couple of years.

Well, common law still doesn't count for much. If either of a couple die who arn't married, the living partner cannot get the death certificate or personnal belongings if they die in hospital! It has to be a blood relation or next of kin. Not good if you don't speak to your partners family!!

Also, even if you leave a will, upon death, if the blood relations contest it. Ie. they say there was a verbal agreement for part of the estate. The law is weighted in their direction, not always I know, but there is the chance they will win.

So wish me luck - on the 5th September 2002 I become Lady Trudy Hetherington-Ford married to Lord Brian Hetherington-Ford.
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tssk
Grafter
Posts: 117
Registered: 31-07-2007

RE: We are gathered here today.....................

Wel, congratulations m'lady...
(tugs forelock while backing away)
I'll look forward to my invite by courier...
Prunesquallor
Dabbler
Posts: 19
Registered: 15-09-2007

RE: We are gathered here today.....................

Trudy,

Congratulations!

It's not so bad, honest!

Best,
Lang
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RE: We are gathered here today.....................

be kind, be honest, be loving....and ENJOY!!!!!!!!!
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RE: We are gathered here today.....................

> Have may of you avoided marriage - know I did, 10 years with my partner due to the fact that everyone of our friends who lived together then got married, was divorced in a couple of years.
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> Well, common law still doesn't count for much. If either of a couple die who arn't married, the living partner cannot get the death certificate or personnal belongings if they die in hospital! It has to be a blood relation or next of kin. Not good if you don't speak to your partners family!!
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> Also, even if you leave a will, upon death, if the blood relations contest it. Ie. they say there was a verbal agreement for part of the estate. The law is weighted in their direction, not always I know, but there is the chance they will win.
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> So wish me luck - on the 5th September 2002 I become Lady Trudy Hetherington-Ford married to Lord Brian Hetherington-Ford.

all the best to you both!,i have been wed 15 years
great times,not so great times,i wouldnt change a thing,its all about give&take+consideration,your doing the right thing!