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Cohabitation and Religious Marriage: Status, Similarities and Solutions

Rajnaara Akhtar, Patrick Nash, and Rebecca Probert


Cohabiting couples and those entering religious-only marriages all too often end up with inadequate legal protection when the relationship ends. Yet, despite this shared experience, the linkages and overlaps between these two groups have largely been ignored in the legal literature. Based on wide-ranging empirical studies, this timely book brings together scholars working in both areas to explore the complexities of the law, the different ways in which individuals experience and navigate the existing legal frameworks and the potential solutions for reform. Illuminating pressing implications fo ... More

Keywords: Family law, Marriage formalities, Cohabitation, Muslim Marriage, Religious-only marriage, Unregistered marriage, Policy and Law Reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529210835
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529210835.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rajnaara Akhtar, editor
De Montfort University

Patrick Nash, editor
University of Cambridge

Rebecca Probert, editor
University of Exeter

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