Day: May 17, 2019

Not Married with Children: What Happens after Separation?

According to the latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) data, released in 2017, cohabiting couple families were the fastest growing family type in the UK. Of the 3.3 million cohabiting couples, over 1.2 million of these include dependent children. Cohabitation — an arrangement whereby a couple lives together without being married — is becoming increasingly common, however, it’s a divorce myth that English law offers unmarried couples the same rights and claims as married couples after separation. That being said, when there are children involved, the law does offer some protection. The Children’s Act 1989 Under Schedule 1 of the…