Asset Ownership on Relationship Breakdown & Death - A Guide to Who Gets What
Whilst the court has wide powers when a marriage or civil partnership breaks down, there is no statutory power for the court to rearrange the beneficial interest of cohabitees, meaning that ascertaining who owns what can be very important.
On death, disputes often arise over joint bank accounts, personal chattels and the deceased's house. For example, it is quite common to come across joint bank or building society accounts in the joint names of a parent and child - who is entitled to the money on the death of the parent?
This new half day course will explain who gets what, from personal chattels to family pets and is designed for wills and probate practitioners, matrimonial practitioners and conveyancers.
What You Will Learn
This course will cover the following:
- Ascertaining the beneficial interest in a house or land
- Ascertaining the beneficial interest in personal property including bank and building society accounts, the car, the household furniture
- Severance of joint tenancies of houses or land or personal property
- The effect of relationship breakdown on joint tenancies
- Entitlement under the intestacy rules
- The doctrine of election
- The power of a court to rearrange the beneficial interest and the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975
2:00pm - 5:15pm
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