Barlow’s Cohabitants and the Law, 4th edition by David Josiah-Lake (4/6)

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It is telling that, despite numerous attempts to curb this practice, in 2018 tabloids and many of their readers still continue to refer to unmarried cohabiting couples as ‘common law spouses’, which phrase implies rights that do not exist in law. Indeed, a poll conducted by Resolution (the association of family solicitors) during the Cohabitation […]

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Barlow’s Cohabitants and the Law, 4th edition by David Josiah-Lake (3/6)

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The word ‘cohabitation’ has come to denote the situation where two people live together as husband and wife or as civil partners in a family framework analogous to marriage or civil partnership, without actually having gone through a ceremony of marriage or entering into a civil partnership. There is no formal definition of ‘cohabitants’ but, […]

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