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Sarah Knutsen

Cohabitation and separation – rights over property

An increasing number of couples are choosing to live together without entering into a marriage or civil partnership. Many people believe that should such relationships end, they will be afforded protection by the law in terms of rights over property. However, such relationships are not recognised as having any legal standing, despite what many people think; there is no such thing as a common law wife or husband under UK family law.  (More…)

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