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Civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples - A new alternative to marriage

03 Jan 2020

It’s now possible for opposite-sex couples to enter into civil partnerships in England and Wales, as it was brought into law on 31st December 2019. Following a Supreme Court ruling in June last year, opposite-sex couples, like same-sex couples, should be permitted the choice of marrying one another, or entering into a civil partnership. It was […]

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Infographic: Marriage vs Cohabitation - A Snapshot of the Differences

13 Dec 2019

Cohabitation is an arrangement whereby a couple live together as one household, but are not married or in a civil partnership.  It is a common myth in family law that couples who cohabit for a long period of time, and particularly those with children, acquire rights equivalent to those of a married couple by virtue […]

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To Airbnb or not to Airbnb… that is the question

29 Nov 2019

Since Airbnb was founded in 2008, the demand for private holiday rentals has grown significantly and there has been a subsequent rise in the number of homeowners using short-term rentals as an opportunity to generate additional income from their spare room or house. Here, the Kuits real estate finance team outline a few of the […]

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Three important things you might not know about your legal rights as a cohabiting/non-married parent

26 Nov 2019

1. You are not entitled to claim ongoing financial support from your former cohabitee for yourself Unlike married couples, you are not entitled to claim any financial support or maintenance for yourself from your former cohabitee should you both decide to separate. However, married or not, most people understand that when you separate from the […]

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