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COHABITATION: Doublespeak

09 September 2016  

James Carroll and Shantel Burbridge highlight the disparity in the courts’ approach to cohabitation that precedes marriage or civil partnership, and cohabitants who do not marry or enter into a civil partnership

This article explores the contrast between a period of cohabitation being taken into account in calculating the length of marriages and civil partnerships, and the current state of law on cohabitation.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    CO v CO (Ancillary Relief: Pre-Marriage Cohabitation) [2004] EWHC 287 (Fam)

    Campbell v Campbell [1976] 3 WLR 572

    Foley v Foley [1981] 3 WLR 284

    GW v RW (Financial Provision: Departure from Equality) [2003] EWHC 611 (Fam)

    Kimber v Kimber [2000] 1 FLR 383

    Lawrence v Gallagher [2012] EWCA Civ 394

    M v M [2004] EWHC 688 (Fam)

    Montalto v Popat & ors [2016] EWHC 810 (Fam)

    Sutton v Mischon de Reya & anor [2003] EWHC 3166 (Ch)

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