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(p. 223) 22. Cohabitation 

(p. 223) 22. Cohabitation
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(p. 223) 22. Cohabitation
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Jane Sendall

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198787716.003.0022
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date: 16 November 2019

Cohabitating relationships are not covered by the same coherent body of law available to married couples or civil partners. Many cohabitants mistakenly believe that they acquire legal rights after a number of years of cohabiting, but this is incorrect. Many clients are shocked to find they have few legal remedies and those available are far from straightforward. This chapter begins with a comparison of marriage, civil partnership, and cohabitation. It then discusses the law on cohabitation contracts and future developments on cohabitation.

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