Category Archives: Cohabitation

Cohabiting? Thinking of Cohabiting? Then read on…

During February the national press was awash with articles highlighting the case of 69 year old Joy Williams and fresh calls for the reform of Cohabitation laws. It coincided with the House of Commons Library publishing a briefing paper “Common … Continue reading

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Could this be the end of marriage?

Over the next two days the High Court in London will consider whether a heterosexual couple can enter into a civil partnership. So far, civil partnerships have only been available to same-sex couples. Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld are asking the court … Continue reading

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Should spousal maintenance cease on permanent cohabitation?

That was the topic of debate last night chaired by the Honourable Mr Justice Coleridge before an audience of family lawyers in Bristol. The Proposer of the motion was Christopher Sharp QC who was seconded by Andrew Commins both of St … Continue reading

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30 years together for nothing!

Once again a woman falls foul of the law relating to cohabitants. Miss Curran who had been with her partner Mr Collins since they were both teenagers in the 1970s, has recently lost her case to a share of the wealth … Continue reading

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Joint property ownership and TOLATA claims.

The Law Society and Land Registry have today published a Practice Note in relation to joint property ownership. Whilst it has been addressed for all those involved with conveyancing it is also a good aide memoire for those of us who … Continue reading

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Cohabitation and self protection.

We are being told that despite average mortgage payments having fallen to 2003 levels, it is now more difficult for first time buyers to get a foot on the housing ladder according to a new survey by RBS. The Ability … Continue reading

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