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Laws that say it all on Valentines Day

Laws that say it all on Valentines Day are best considered in the context of your point in life according to Cheshire family lawyers Stonehewer Moss. At first sight law and love do not seem to be bed fellows but if you think about it, law is all you need. A romance is not necessarily a relationship and the stalking premise of Valentines Day a wholly other thing to a formal bond of mutual understanding; or (as lawyers like to call it), a contract. When you proffer that ring you are impliedly sealing a contract to marry and the Married Womens Property Act 1882 mat apply. If you gift was not intended to be taken that way, have the jeweller engrave a suitable caveat inside the ring, such as “MWPA is hereby excluded, this is a gift conditional on marriage”. Perhaps a bunch of roses would be better in hindsight. Perishable goods are unlikely to give rise to litigation, though your broken heart further down the line might be considered so by you, it is not a chattel for the purposes of s198 of the Law of Property Act 1925. A will could certainly donate your cadaver to charity but do bare in mind that unless expressed to be intended with a view to marriage to a certain person, the marriage will revoke your will and your corpse will need to be disposed of as best can be done. Laws that say it all on Valentines Day could include your will being created or updated, suitable notice to life insurers, exclusion clauses engraved on keepsakes and booking an appointment to see a friendly solicitor to draft a pre nup or living together agreement. Amor vincit in Omnia caveat contra as per etcetera

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