Martin Lewis’ blog popped up in my inbox today and I read this with interest. Martin reviewed the financial benefits and rights associated with married couples rather than cohabitants. I was pleased to see the article reminding people there is no legal status to “common law marriage”.

In December last year the family team at Freeths wrote a series of blogs during Cohabitation Awareness week. These blogs showed the legal rights and responsibilities linked to marriage that are not available to couples who live together without marrying. These can be found at the following links:-

Myth 1 - Common Law Marriage 

Myth 2 - I can get maintenance upon separation 

Myth 3 - Property ownership 

Myth 4 - Financial Support for Children 

Myth 5- Pension Rights for Cohabitees 

If you have any questions or need any advice on cohabitation agreements, your rights and options or any issues raised in these blogs, please do not hesitate to contact us.