Nearly half (46%) of adults in England and Wales mistakenly think that couples acquire ‘common law’ rights after living together for a certain amount of time or having children together.
This is not the case, and trusting in these non-existant protections can put unmarried couples at a significant disadvantage if the relationship breaks down.
There are actions a couple can take to make sure they are protected – but they first need to know they are vulnerable.
We all know a couple living together. Resolution has provided resources below to help you spread the word.