Call for Legal Rights for Co-habitees

22 August 2018

14 senior figures in the legal and family world have called for changes in the law to protect co-habitees, who currently have no legal rights if the relationship ends.
One in eight adults in England and Wales co-habits and many are unaware of the fact that there is no such thing as a "common law marriage" and that the end of a relationship could "lead to injustices for women and children, particularly … where a mother has given up or reduced her work to raise a family".

The Guardian

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