Cohabitation and Marriage: some common misconceptions.

We have all heard of the term ‘common law marriage’ but what many do not realise is that this has no legal recognition. Let’s look at some important differences between a married couple and a couple who are cohabiting:   i.     Banking Cohabitation: If you and your partner have two bank accounts, these remain exclusive to each […]

Recent ruling as to what constitutes a valid marriage

In the recent case of MA –v- JA and the Attorney General (2012) EWHC 2219 (FAM) the court ruled that a marriage was valid: • A husband and wife asserted that they had been validly married in a ceremony of marriage that took place at a mosque in 2002. They sought a declaration that their […]

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