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Latest stats on Common Law Marriage – the Truth behind the Myth

Latest stats on Common Law Marriage – the Truth behind the Myth

According to data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), cohabiting couple families are the fastest growing family type in the UK. The ONS released on 28 January 2015 its Household and Families 2014 statistical bulletin. According to the data Cohabiting couple families grew by 29.7% between 2004 and 2014 – the fastest growing type of family in the UK.    The Truth behind the Myth   Do Cohabitees realise that they don’t have the same protection as married...

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Why Cohabitation Agreements are Essential

Why Cohabitation Agreements are Essential

  When my 10 year relationship suddenly split and I found myself with three children under 7, without my name on the house deeds, no career or income, and no pension, I felt the full brunt of not having any marriage laws to protect my interests. I was unusual in that I knew I had no legal rights and that Common Law marriage is a myth.  I just never dreamt that my relationship would ever end. I had never heard of ‘Cohabitation Agreements’ – but if my daughter chooses to...

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