With cohabiting families totalling 3.3 million, they are the fastest growing type of family over the last 20 years. If you are currently part of a cohabiting family, it is important that you know your rights.
In what has been hailed by the press as a 'landmark ruling', the Supreme Court has ruled that a divorced husband should not have to increase payments to his ex-partner as a result of 'poor financial decisions' following their separation.
Many of you will have heard the recent news reports of the Supreme Court ruling unanimously in favour of a heterosexual couple who did not want to get married, but sought instead to enter into a Civil Partnership.
Should the length of a marriage play a part in deciding what each spouse should receive on divorce? To what extent should other factors be taken into account, like the contribution each person has made to the joint finances?