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jones v kernott | Cambridge Family Law Practice

Cohabitation law in the Supreme Court

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You may have seen a few pieces in the paper over the past couple of weeks about the case of Jones v Kernott, in which the highest court in England & Wales was tasked with looking at the law that applies to dividing the property of those who lived together without being married to (or, for same-sex couples, without being in a civil partnership with) each other. As general background, it’s important to understand that marriage confers certain rights on each married person against the other if the marriage should end: the right to have a court determine the division…

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