What do cohabiting couples need to know?

Under social insurance schemes and inheritance law, life partners are in a worse position than spouses: pension funds, for example, apply strict conditions to the payment of a survivor’s pension or lump sum to cohabiting partners, and the legal order of succession does not at all take into account life partners. Cohabiting partners must therefore put plans in place if they wish to avoid the surviving partner struggling financially. 


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