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Rajnaara Akhtar, Patrick Nash, and Rebecca Probert

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781529210835

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529210835.001.0001

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‘Cohabitants’ in the Law of England and Wales: a Brief Introduction

‘Cohabitants’ in the Law of England and Wales: a Brief Introduction

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Cohabitation and Religious Marriage

Joanna Miles

Policy Press

This chapter focusses on the legal position of cohabitants in English law, noting that these non-legally recognised couples are the fastest growing family type. It discusses the nature and the legal status of these relationships, and the lack of a coherent set of laws regulating them, instead requiring couples to hunt in various corners of the law in search of rights, duties and other legal provisions which are applicable to them.

Keywords:   Cohabitants, Legal status, Marriage-like relationships, Marriage myths

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