We are unmarried what happens to my partner?

Unmarried partners and co-habitees have no automatic entitlement to any of the estate of the other partner. The only way to protect this situation is to make a Will.

Making a will becomes particularly crucial in such situations, as it allows you to explicitly state your wishes regarding the distribution of your assets and the care of your partner in the event of your death. Here's why making a will is important for unmarried couples:

One of the main reasons to make a will that includes your unmarried partner is because of Intestacy Rules: which means If you pass away without a will (intestate), the distribution of your estate is governed by intestacy rules. In many jurisdictions, these rules prioritise blood relatives, such as children, parents, and siblings. Unmarried partners are generally not recognised under intestacy laws.