Cohabitation in Twentieth Century England and Wales: Law and Policy

20 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2004

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Rebecca Probert

University of Warwick - School of Law

Abstract

This article reviews the complex, and sometimes conflicting, policies adopted by the law of England and Wales over the course of the twentieth century. Its aim is to highlight the fact that cohabitation is not merely a modern legal issue, but one with which both the legislature and the courts have had to grapple for decades. It argues that reform has been piecemeal and context-specific because the courts and legislature have not adopted a coherent policy toward cohabiting relationships.

Suggested Citation

Probert, Rebecca, Cohabitation in Twentieth Century England and Wales: Law and Policy. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=553250

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