Cohabitation is the legal term for sharing a residence and aspects of your life with someone you are not married to. Naturally, it differs from living with your flatmates because couples who cohabit are only that—a couple usually in a romantic or sexual relationship who live together. Sometimes couples could be cohabiting even though they […]
What rights do cohabiting couples have on breakdown of the relationship? Law Commission proposals for reform around cohabitation still not implemented.
The number of people who choose to live together or ‘cohabit’ rather than marry or enter into a civil partnership has increased by a staggering 144 per cent between 1996 and 2021. There have been moves for legal reform around cohabitation for some years, with some people wrongly assuming that cohabiting couples enjoy the same […]
Cohabitation Rights – still a long way away
Family lawyers have been eagerly awaiting new legal cohabitation rights for couples for some time now, but despite the introduction of the Cohabitation Rights Bill to the House of Lords in March 2019, so far there has been little progress in this complicated area of law. Cohabitation is now the fastest growing family type in […]
Dobson – vs – Griffey and why you need a cohabitation agreement
A recent court judgement has underlined just how important it is for unmarried couples who live together to put a cohabitation agreement in place covering their finances. What you think is ‘fair’ when it comes to property you own as a couple may not be supported by the law. The case of Jacqueline Dobson and […]