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Rise In Co-Habiting Couples Highlights Need For Co-Habitation Agreements

Concept Of “Common Law Partner” Not Recognised In English Law


Family lawyers from Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth say figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showing a rise in the number of co-habiting couples highlights the need for couple who live together to set up a co-habiting agreement.


The ONS figures show that in 2002 people who were “cohabiting: never married or civil partnered” represented 6.8% of the population. This had increased to 9.5% by 2015.


Alison Hawes, family lawyer at Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth, said:


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