Couples warned of ‘common law marriage’ myths

Two-thirds of cohabiting couples wrongly believe “common-law marriage” laws exist when dividing up finances, according to family law group Resolution, which warned that the number of unmarried couples living together has more than doubled from 1.5m in 1996 to 3.3m in 2017. Resolution chairman Nigel Shepherd said current laws were “behind the times”.

BBC News

Posted 28/11/2017