The Court's decision to award Joy WIlliams the other half of a house she jointly owned with her long term - but unmarried - partner might seem common sense to most. And in many respects it is.
What the case does illustrate is the lengths she has had to go to fight for what she describes as 'her home' because she neglected to put in place appropriate Wills or a Living Together Agreements to prevent such problems.
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“What has been traumatic for me is that this level of serious relationship is not currently recognised by the law and I therefore had to bring this claim in court to achieve some security and to obtain this result. “I hope my situation raises awareness for others to consider their own financial position in relation to their partner and consider whether they need to take advice to protect their each other in future.”