Tags: common law marriage

Daga v Bangur: The discretionary trust that successfully deflected a husband’s claim for a lump sum to meet his needs

April 12, 2019

An unusual example of the court’s approach to family wealth held in trust.

There is no such thing as a ‘Common Law Marriage’

November 30, 2017

A 2017 Resolution survey of family lawyers revealed that 89% of those surveyed found that when advising unmarried couples they were surprised to learn they have no legal rights. Regularly people reference “but I’m his common law wife” or “but we have been together for over 10 years and so he is as good as my husband”. There is no such thing as a common law husband or wife. It is a myth that has…