Complicated Relationships? Move to Brazil!

Complicated Relationships? Move to Brazil!

Complicated Relationships? Move to Brazil!

by | Inheritance

We all know modern life is complicated.  With divorce, second marriages, open relationships……  The very nature of families is changing.

If you do not live as a ‘nuclear family’ and your lifestyle is ‘progressive’, you might want to consider what happens after your death.

Are you intending to benefit a wider group of people than just a wife or children?  Have you another partner whom you might want to continue to care for after death?

Then you might want to consider upping sticks and moving to Brazil.

Earlier this year, a surprising landmark ruling was made in such a case.   A court in Brazil has decided that the pension benefits of a man should be equally split between his wife and a woman with whom he had had a 20-year relationship during his marriage.

The case has taken 2 years to resolve.  However Brazilian law experts have heralded this as a triumph for ” the principles of equality and dignity” for the common-law spouse.  No comment was available from the spouse.

 

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