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Common Law Spouses

August 3, 2018

All too frequently we hear that phrase “common law spouse”. What many people do not appreciate is that legally, there is no such thing. The only way you will be considered a spouse, and therefore have full financial claims against the other on divorce, is to be legally married to or in a civil partnership with that person.

Myth Busting Guide for Co-habiting Couples

December 1, 2017

Cohabiting couples have become the fastest growing family type in the UK but a new survey has revealed that two thirds of cohabiting couples wrongly believe common law marriage laws exist when dividing up finances. The survey, by Resolution, found many people thought they would be entitled to money if they split up when, in reality, they wouldn’t be.