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Cohabitation Rights – still a long way away

Couple holding hands - cohabitation rights for Gillbanks Law

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.

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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 Matthew Griffey concerns a couple who lived together and were never married.

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