21st Nov 2023

FLiP’s Cohabitation Week – Video #2 – Myth of Common Law Marriage

RFLiP’s Cohabitation Week – Video #2 – Myth of Common Law Marriage


Associate Rory Collett continues cohabitation awareness week with a discussion surrounding the myth of common law marriage. This is the erroneous belief that, after a certain amount of time living together unmarried, it will allow the law to treat you as though you were married. If you are habitually resident in England and Wales, there is no recognition for a committed and dependent relationship unless it has been formalised by marriage or a civil partnership Learn more by watching Rory’s video below.

Rory is an associate at Family Law in Partnership. Rory’s practice involves advising clients on all aspects of private family law including financial and children matters and pre and post nuptial agreements. Having qualified at a City law firm as a commercial litigator, Rory has invaluable experience of corporate structures and business arrangements across numerous sectors enabling him to provide a breadth of experience to his family law clients.

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