The myth of the common law marriage

Recent figures reveal that cohabiting couples are the fastest growing family type in the UK. Between 1996 and 2016, numbers more than doubled from 1.5 million to 3.3 million. Cohabiting couples account for around 17.5 per cent of families in the UK and this is set to rise further.
We surveyed cohabiting couples to highlight the myth of the common law marriage and examine the financial and legal issues facing them today.
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Protecting your assets
What action to take to protect your share of a property when cohabiting.
If your relationship does break down, what should you do?
Couples who live together and are not married do not have the same rights as those who are.
Claims for children
Modern families can be complex structures; how can you go about claiming for children in the event of a relationship breakdown?
Ensure your share of the property goes where you need it to in the event of your death.
Information on properties
As properties prices soar, parents and grandparents now help children to get onto the property ladder. How do you protect your money?
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