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What rights do cohabiting couples have when their partner dies?

Recent research carried out by the insurance company Direct Line showed that 38% - more than one third - of cohabiting couples living in the UK were unsure of what their rights would be should their partner pass away without leaving a will, and that one in ten cohabiting couples wrongly believed that they would be automatically entitled to inherit their partner’s share of any property that they lived in together.

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