Cohabitation

Cohabitation guidance:

Who has parental responsibility? At birth • where the parents were married to each other, or from 2 December 2019 civil partners of each other at the time of the child’s...

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There are various definitions of cohabitation within case law. Under the current remedies available to cohabitants, the first step will be to establish that the...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on case law in relation to claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA 1996), including the leading...

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Children's surnames at registration A child's birth must be registered within 42 days of birth. It is the duty of the mother and father of the child to register the...

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Cohabitants do not have the same rights to make property claims as married couples or civil partners, and disputes between cohabitants regarding their beneficial...

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The cohabitant The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975) permits a claim by a person who has cohabited with the deceased and applies...

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Parties who live together may regulate the terms of their cohabitation by entering into a cohabitation contract. It is prudent to do so to ensure clarity both during the...

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Cohabitants have more limited rights of occupation than spouses, civil partners and former spouses and civil partners. The relevant legislation is the Family Law Act 1996...

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Cohabitants do not generally share the same rights afforded to a spouse or civil partner in the event of the death of their cohabitant (whether of the same-sex or...

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There are various and varying definitions of cohabitation within legislation. In addition, the Law Commission, in its report 'Cohabitation—the financial consequences of...

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Terms While the terms of a cohabitation contract can be very wide, eg how much time the partners should spend with each other, such clauses are unlikely to be enforceable...

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