There is an excellent article in The Law Society Gazette for 10 February page 6 “Family Law” reminds us that cohabitation is sharply increasing in the UK www.solicitors


Figures suggest over 3,000,000 of the opposite sex and 85,000 of the same sex.


The expression “Common Law Wife” does not exist but there are some rights if expert help has to be obtained.


  1. Have you physically contributed to improving the property?


  1. Have you paid directly towards a mortgage?


  1. Did your partner promise you something specific?


  1. Can you provide any of these points with evidence?


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