Married and maiden names on your bank accounts - can you do this?
If you want a bank account in your married and maiden names, how easy is it to arrange?
If you’re married and you want to keep your maiden name for, for example, work, but use your married name the rest of the time, how easy is it to get bank accounts in both your names? The answer is that it depends on the bank you’re with.
Do married couples pay less tax? The marriage allowance means some couples could be better off
Claiming the marriage allowance - how can you claim it and what do you get?
From April 6th 2015 a new marriage allowance was introduced. It gives married couples and those in a civil partnership a chance for the higher earner to transfer some of their tax allowance to the other partner, if they earn less than the personal allowance. It is worth just over £4 a week to four million couples.
Living together; does your partner have any rights to your property once you live together?
Many couples worry about whether their partner will have rights to their property if they live together. So what’s the answer?
One question that comes up regularly is ‘will my boyfriend have a claim on my flat if he moves in with me?’. Couples currently have very few rights and one partner generally doesn’t acquire the right to a share in the other’s property purely because they live together. However, it can be a bit of a grey area so it’s probably better to protect yourself with a written agreement.