Useful cohabitation blogs

  • A comparison of cohabitation rights in England and Wales with Scotland - There are many laws that are different between England and Wales and Scotland. In this blog, we’ll take a look at cohabitation rights in these two legal jurisdictions.
  • My engagement has broken off. What now? - Breaking off an engagement, whatever the circumstances, can be very stressful. There may be countless reasons why a couple separate but one thing is certain – there are a lot of questions in the couple’s minds about what will happen next. In this blog we look at some of the most common legal questions our team get asked.
  • How to avoid getting stung financially when you move in with your partner - When an unmarried couple moves in together and only one of them owns the house, there are numerous financial implications, especially if the relationship breaks down. In this blog, we’ll look into what you can do in the event of separation and give you a real-life example.
  • Could a Labour government deliver much-needed cohabitation law reform? - In the Labour Party Conference, Emily Thornberry MP she said that Labour was committed to giving cohabiting couples financial rights and responsibilities on relationship breakdown as part of a “common-law marriage pledge”. In this blog, we discuss the current law and Labour's pledge.

Useful cohabitation videos

Recorded on 13 October 2022. Sue Brookes and Sara Hanna from Mills & Reeve are joined by Robert Gilmour from SKO Family Law Specialists; discussing remedies for cohabiting/unmarried parties in England and Wales versus Scotland and when claims might be brought in each jurisdiction.
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