Interesting (but perhaps not surprising) statistics have been released today that show cohabiting couples are the fastest growing type.

What is of concern, however, is that cohabiting couples are often under the mistaken belief that when it comes to separating, they have legal rights.

There are calls for the government to reform the law on cohabitation but at the moment, cohabiting couples don't have the same rights on separation as a divorcing couple.

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