Due to the general election, Resolution's Lobby Day has been cancelled.
Non-married cohabiting relationships look set to continue to increase year on year, so advising clients embarking on cohabitation, those already living together wanting to understand their ‘rights’ and those whose cohabiting relationship has broken down, will form an increasing part of the workload of family lawyers. This guide aims to assist Resolution members and their conveyancing lawyer colleagues to manage these cases effectively, in accordance with our Code of Practice.
In this recorded workshop, Rhys Taylor and Andrzej Bojarski cover tips on how to deal with practi...
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Moving in with your partner is an exciting time, and a new step in your relationship, so it's difficult to think about what would happen if you split up.
Join us as we raise awareness and campaign for basic rights for cohabiting couples upon relationship breakdown or death of a partner.
If you and your partner aren't married or in a civil partnership, you might be surprised that you have very little legal protection if you break up. It doesn’t matter if you've lived together for years or have children. You are not legally recognised as a couple, making it very difficult to claim a share in the family home or your partner’s finances if you split.
Cohabiting couples may make up the fastest growing family type, but the law doesn't recognise these couples in the same way as those who are married or in a civil partnership.
The Cohabitation Committee works to promote good practice in family law and family justice for cohabitants.
Cohabitation Committee Chair Graeme Fraser responds to new figures released by NatCen showing 46% of British adults mistakenly believe in legal protections from common-law marriage.
Different talks looking at the relationship between equal civil partnerships and cohabitation ref...
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Resolution responds to the government's civil partnership announcement
Resolution's joint letter to the Guardian highlighting the need for basic rights for cohabiting couples upon relationship breakdown.
This Saturday (18 August) is set to be the most popular day this year for weddings in England and Wales. However, the number of people who decide to walk down the aisle continues to fall as more couples chose to live together unmarried.
Speaking about this morning’s Supreme Court judgment in favour of civil partnerships for opposite sex couples, Graeme Fraser, Chair of Resolution’s Cohabitation Committee, said:
From 27 November to 1 December 2017, Resolution members across the country took part in our Cohabitation Awareness Raising Week. The aim of the week was to raise awareness of the common-law marriage myth and to campaign for legal change to provide at least basic support for separating cohabitants.
During Cohabitation Awareness week 2017, the Times led with our joint letter calling for change, signed by 17 partner organisations.
Millions of unmarried couples living together are unaware that they are at severe financial risk as a result of the current legal system, national family justice organisation Resolution has warned.
Resolution responds to the Law Commission's consultation on intestacy and family provision claims on death.
Resolution's response to the Law Commission Consultation on Cohabitation.