The family team at Dutton Gregory will be very happy to discuss matters further (including the possibility of Cohabitation Agreements to formalise arrangements) if required.
Millions of unmarried couples are unaware that they are at severe financial risk as a result of the current legal system. A poll of over 2,000 British adults to mark Cohabitation Awareness Week, has highlighted the misunderstanding of the law in this area. The poll found that: A quarter of Britons (27 %) wrongly believe that, after living together for more than 2 years, unmarried couples have similar rights to married couples if they break up Nearly 2 in 5 British adults (37 %) wrongly think that unmarried couples who have lived together for more than 2 years benefit from a 'common law marriage'. More than 4 in 5 Britons (84%) agree that the government should take steps to ensure unmarried cohabiting couples are aware they do not have the same legal protection as married couples if they separate/one dies.