Common Law Marriage
A recent survey carried out by Resolution showed that two-thirds of cohabiting couples in England and Wales had no idea that there is no such thing as a ‘common law marriage’. Also, 75% believed that there should be greater legal protection for unmarried couples upon separation.
The number of cohabiting, unmarried couples living together has more than doubled in the last 21 years. There were 1.5 million in 1996 and there are now 3.3 million. Four in five cohabitants agreed that the legal rights when they separate are unclear and 84% believe that the government should ensure unmarried couples are aware that they do not have the same legal protection as married couples.
If you’re cohabiting and want to take the necessary steps to protect your future position then call us on 01246 555610 to talk to one of our solicitors and book in for a free consultation.
By Emma Newman on 22 Dec 2017, 10:50 AM