Family lawyers, including OGR Stock Denton’s Graeme Fraser, call for better protections for cohabiting couples

Fourteen high-profile family lawyers, including OGR Stock Denton Solicitors partner, Graeme Fraser, have signed a letter published in the Guardian, calling for improved rights for cohabitants.

The letter argues that cohabiting couples and their families are losing out as a consequence of the perpetuating myth of ‘common law marriage’, which whilst referred to in official documents has no status in law.

The signatories write “As a crucial step towards securing fair outcomes for millions of people, we urge the government to take steps to bring forward, as a minimum, basic protections for cohabiting couples.”

They go on to encourage the government to raise awareness of the ‘common law marriage’ myth.

The full letter is available to read here.

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