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Couples Urged to Think About a Cohabitation Agreement

A woman who lived with a married man has won a court battle to inherit his half of the house they shared.

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Stepfamilies in England and Wales

A recent release from the Office for National Statistics has revealed the number of stepfamilies in England and Wales, and given an interesting insight into their composition.

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Brits hide money from partners

Millions of people across the UK have savings, investments, debts and income that they choose to keep hidden from their partners, according to new research from Prudential.

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ONS releases statistics on family structure

A recent statistical release from the Office for National Statistics on trends in family structure has revealed that;

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Lords debates Inheritance (Cohabitation) Bill

Members of the House of Lords have debated the key principles and purpose of the Inheritance (Cohabitants) Bill, which is a private members' bill aimed at making significant changes to the rights of a cohabitant in the event of their partner’s death.

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Scottish cohabitation ruling has “lessons to be learned” for England

A unanimous ruling by the UK Supreme Court in a Scottish cohabitation case has clear lessons for the way the law should be reformed in England and Wales, Lady Hale (one of the judges ruling on the case) has said.

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No current plans to reform cohabitation law

The Government has announced that it does not intend to implement the Law Commission's recommendations for reform of cohabitation law during this parliamentary term. The Law Commission had recommended that a new scheme of financial remedies be introduced for cohabiting couples that separate.

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