Category Archive: Co-habiting

Jan 11

EU – MEPs call for equal property rights for registered partners and married couples

Rules will not apply to United Kingdom     International couples in registered partnerships should have the same right as married ones to choose which member state’s national law will govern their property rights if the relationship ends, the European Parliament has resolved. The Parliament has recommended that draft legislation be amended to this end. …

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Dec 28

WALES/ENGLAND – Lib Dem Conference calls for enforceable rights for cohabitants

Conference seeks legislation based on Law Commission’s proposals     The Liberal Democrat Conference has passed a motion which calls for “the implementation without delay of proposals giving cohabiting couples fair and reasonable redress upon relationship breakdown and upon intestacy, based upon the proposals made in the Law Commission’s 2007 and 2011 reports.” It is …

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Dec 15

UK – Lib Dem shake-up: Unmarried couples who split should have right to sue

Partners who have lived together for two years to get extra legal rights under proposals backed by Clegg leadership   A shake-up of the law to give extra legal rights to unmarried couples who separate is set to be backed by the Liberal Democrat conference.   Supporters of the move say it is a widespread …

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Sep 22

UK – Most babies born out of marriage by 2016, trend suggests

There has been a downward trend in the proportion of babies born to married couples since WWII The majority of babies born in three years’ time will have parents who are not married, official figures suggest. The proportion of children born out of wedlock rose in 2012 for the 40th consecutive year to 47.5%. By …

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Jul 29

WALES/ENGLAND – Marriage rate continues its revival

  Number of unmarried couples cohabiting in the UK has doubled since 1996   The latest statistics on the marriage rate – provisional figures released by the Office for National Statistics for 2011 – show that in that year the number of marriages in England and Wales increased by 1.7% to 247,890, from 243,808 in …

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May 26

UK – Nine in 10 children born to cohabiting couples this year will ‘see parents split by the time they are 16’

Half of all children born this year will not be living with both parents when they reach their mid-teens Among the parents of 15-year-olds who stayed together, 97% were married Family breakdown costing an estimated £46billion a year   Nearly nine out of ten babies born to co-habiting parents this year will have seen their …

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