Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Law is 'unjust' for unwed couples

Couples who are living together should have more legal rights, according to a report from the Law Commission.

It says the current law is "unjust" and the 2.2m co-habiting couples in England and Wales should have more protection if they split up.

The report says the majority of couples who live together wrongly believe they are protected by what is known as "common law" marriage.

But it has denied its proposals will undermine marriage. Read more

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