Guides - Foreigners In The UK
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Key differences in rights between married and unmarried couples across the four fundamental areas of home, finances, children and death.

One of the most enduring and widespread myths in English law is the perception of the ‘common law marriage’, whereby if a couple live together, then after a certain period of time – probably the most common perception is seven years, but two and four are also popular (and mistaken) beliefs – they will acquire similar rights to those of a married couple. 

It is believed that there are more than two million unmarried couples in England and Wales, meaning over four million people are potentially unaware of just how exposed their situation is.