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ccoll



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:36 pm    Post subject: Cohabitation laws Reply with quote

My Polish girlfriend bought an apartment and wants me to move in with her. Any cohabitation laws I should know about it advance? Both while living together and in case the relationship doesn't work.
In some countries if you live together even just a few years, then a couple is basically considered married from a legal point of view, so would be interested to hear what veteran expats have to say.
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Master Shake



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never heard of any law like that existing in Poland. They're pretty big on the Catholic traditions (i.e. marriage) so unless you decide to tie the knot, you should be able to bail without serious repercussion. Delphian domine (Polish forum regular) will probably have more detailed information about this topic.
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Shakey



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: Cohabitation laws Reply with quote

ccoll wrote:
My Polish girlfriend bought an apartment and wants me to move in with her. Any cohabitation laws I should know about it advance?


I'm going to be frank with you, son. Moving in with a woman, never mind getting married to one, is always a bad idea. Avoid doing so, if you can.
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Master Shake



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:15 pm    Post subject: left high and dry Reply with quote

Sounds like Shakey speaks from experience.

The thing to keep in mind about moving into a Polish partner's apartment is that if things go pear shaped, you could be forced to find accommodation on short notice.

It was sometimes a challenge for me to find a landlord/lady willing to rent to a foreigner. My girlfriend usually helped set things up, acted as interpreter, etc..

But having said that, some Poles actually do prefer to rent to foreign English teachers because we have a stable and well-paying job (by Polish standards).
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dragonpiwo



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:36 am    Post subject: erm Reply with quote

Stable and well-paying?

Balls.

EFL teachers have as much kudos as students in humanities and the pay is atrocious by any standards. Actually, in real terms ie inflation adjusted , it's been decreasing for years and years.
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Master Shake



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:34 pm    Post subject: Re: erm Reply with quote

dragonpiwo wrote:
Stable and well-paying?

Balls.

EFL teachers have as much kudos as students in humanities and the pay is atrocious by any standards. Actually, in real terms ie inflation adjusted , it's been decreasing for years and years.
This just goes to show how little you know about how the average Pole lives. Average salary in Poland in 2013 was 847USD per month. http://www.reinisfischer.com/average-salary-european-union-2014

It's safe to say that most English teachers can get better than average pay in Poland.
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