Despite being the fastest-growing form of household in the UK and the persisting myth of common law marriage, cohabitees enjoy no automatic legal rights.
When it comes to the end of a relationship, for financial, especially property ownership matters, this can create significant difficulties for cohabitees.
In order to raise awareness of the issue and the steps cohabitees can take to protect themselves, Resolution, the family law professionals group, which advocates a non-confrontational approach, organised Cohabitation Awareness Week, which took place last week.
To mark the end of the week, OGR Stock Denton LLP Partner, Graeme Fraser, who is also Resolution’s national spokesperson on cohabitation, appeared on the Marie Lennon Show on BBC Radio Wiltshire yesterday to discuss the legal rights of cohabitees.
You can listen to the clip on the BBC iPlayer here (Graeme’s interview is 14 minutes into the show).