Why couples still believe in common law marriage
Probert, Rebecca. (2007) Why couples still believe in common law marriage. Family Law . pp. 403-406. ISSN 0014-7281Full text not available from this repository.
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Many cohabitants mistakenly believe they have a 'common-law marriage' which affords them the same rights as married couples. This myth is given weight to by articles in the print media which reference it. The number of articles rebutting the common-law marriage myth are far outweighed by articles referring to it as if it is a given.
This article discusses the way in which the terminology of common-law marriage has been, and continues to be, used in the print media and considers whether the Living Together campaigns aim of eliminating the term common-law marriage from modern parlance has yet been realised.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||K Law > K Law (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Unmarried couples -- Legal status, laws, etc., Common law marriage, Cohabitation agreements|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Family Law|
|Publisher:||Jordan Publishing Ltd.|
|Official Date:||1 May 2007|
|Page Range:||pp. 403-406|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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