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Cohabiting Couples Fastest Growing Family Type

According to statistics from the Office for National Statistic, cohabiting couples are the fastest growing family type in the UK. The 2014 study showed that cohabiting families grew by almost 30% between 2004 and 2014.

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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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The changing shape of society

Statistics showing the changing shape of society over sixty years have been released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

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Partners are the main source of emotional support

A recent survey has found that most people turn to their partners for emotional support in times of need. Data from Understanding Society, a study of 40,000 UK households, found that nine out of ten people who were married or cohabiting would talk to their partner about their worries when a problem crops up.

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Family structures in Ireland

One-in-three families in Ireland departs from the traditional model of a married couple both of whom are in their first marriage. This is one of many findings to emerge from the most detailed statistical study to-date of the structure of Irish families, which has recently been published.

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Supreme Court rules on division of property for cohabitees

The Supreme Court has ruled on the correct approach to calculating beneficial interests in property where the legal title to the property is held in joint names by an unmarried couple but there is no express statement of how it is to be shared.

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Variety is now the spice of mid-life

The characteristics of mid-life have seen big changes over recent decades, according to a report published by the Office for National Statistics.

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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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Matrimonial survey reveals increase in prenuptial work

Grant Thornton's eighth annual matrimonial survey of family lawyers has revealed a continued increase in prenuptial work, with 58% of respondents saying that they had seen an increase in volume. Around 59% of those surveyed said that they expected further increases in volume over the coming year.

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Judge calls for an Independent Commission on Family Law

Family division High Court Judge Sir Paul Coleridge has called for an Independent Commission into the state of Family Law in the UK.

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Cohabiting couples show caution with their finances

Brits are showing caution with their finances when they decide to move in with a new partner, research from online bank first direct reveals. The findings show that for the majority, financial commitment is not on the agenda with couples keeping their distance in their money and property arrangements.

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EC proposes clearer property rights for international couples

The European Commission is proposing EU-wide rules to bring legal clarity to the property rights for married international couples and for registered partnerships with an international dimension.

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The UK is a nation of happy couples

Whether married or cohabiting with a partner, the vast majority of couples in the UK are happy in their relationship. Initial findings from a research project 'Understanding Society' show that around 90% of individuals who are living with a partner are happy with their relationship.

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Judge calls for cohabitation reform

The president of the Family Division of the High Court has called for unmarried cohabiting couples to be given an equal share of assets in the event of a relationship breakdown.

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