Despite being the fastest growing family type in the UK, English law does not offer any protection to couples who are unmarried. The widespread and dangerous illusion that there are common law wives and husbands means that many people are unaware that they won't be able to claim any financial support if they want to separate from each other. In this episode Michael Gouriet highlights the risks and explains the solutions available to cohabitees, including a first-hand account from Gillian Tett.
1 April 2020 | Applicable law: England and Wales | 35 Minute Listen
Episode 4 of Modern relationships podcast series with Mariella Frostrup