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    Protect our Cohabitees

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    Neil Russell comments in New Law Journal on the need to reform laws surrounding cohabitees.

    Family Partner Neil Russell urges parliament to make the necessary changes to protect cohabitees, stating that in the law, “there is no such thing” as a common law spouse. In regards to legal rights of a cohabitating couples, Neil highlights the downfalls; “Entitlement to share in a home is not automatic for the non-owning party. Only strict property rights apply. There is no entitlement to maintenance, other than for children. No entitlement to automatically inherit on death or to share a pension.”

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