In the letter, the organisations note the ongoing steady decline in the number of marriages. Currently one in eight adults in England and Wales cohabits on an unmarried basis, and this trend is increasing steadily. However, research suggests that upwards of two in three cohabiting couples do not realise that, from a legal perspective, there is no such thing as “common law marriage”.
The letter firmly suggests that, pending legal reform, the government must seek to “raise public awareness of the lack of protections in place and challenge the common law marriage myth”.
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Article by Karol Kaliczak
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