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Will the Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/1458 have an effect on the use of the ‘in expectation of Civil Partnership’ wording to be included in a Will?

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Published on LexisPSL on 14/01/2020

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  • Will the Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/1458 have an effect on the use of the ‘in expectation of Civil Partnership’ wording to be included in a Will?

Will the Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/1458 have an effect on the use of the ‘in expectation of Civil Partnership’ wording to be included in a Will?

For the purpose of this Q&A we have assumed that the testator and the putative civil partner are both resident in the UK and that the civil partnership will comply with the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (CPA 2004).

For Wills made on or after 5 December 2005, Wills Act 1837 (WA 1837). WA 1837, s 18B provides that a Will shall not be revoked by the testator subsequently entering into a civil partnership, subject to certain conditions being met.

WA 1837,

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