Tag: Common Law

Cohabitation Rights – still a long way away

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. Cohabitation is now the fastest growing family type in […]

Common law marriage – it doesn’t exist!

Common law marriage – it doesn’t exist! common-law-marriage

Many people are under the mistaken impression that there is such a thing as ‘common law marriage’ – and that cohabiting couples enjoy similar legal status to married couples, according to recent research. The British Social Attitudes Survey – carried out by The National Centre for Social Research – found that almost half of people […]