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Family law group calls for cohabitation law reform as survey reveals shocking lack of public awareness on legal rights

28th November 2023

Law Gazette

Nearly half of unmarried couples do not know they lack certain legal rights should they split up, according to a survey by family law group Resolution, which has today published a blueprint for the future of family justice.

According to a poll of 551 cohabitees, 35% of respondents feared they would be left homeless and one in three feared significant financial hardship in the event of a break up. Resolution points out that if a property is in one partner’s name, the other partner has no automatic claim on the property in the event of a break up. Half of respondents do not plan to get married. A third do not believe in marriage.

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