Married or living together: Your legal rights

Your legal rights as a partner may depend on whether you are married or living together. Living together with someone is sometimes also called cohabitation.


Generally speaking, you will have fewer rights if you’re living together than if you’re married.


including the following topics:


  • Banking
  • Children
  • Death and inheritance
  • Debts
  • Domestic violence
  • Ending a relationship
  • Financial support (maintenance)
  • Housing
  • Legal Aid
  • Next of kin
  • Money and possessions
  • Names
  • Occupational and personal pensions
  • Sexual relations
  • Welfare benefits and tax credits
  • Student grants and loans
  • Tax
  • Witnesses

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Contact Citizens Advice Waverley for free advice if you need help with a range of everyday issues such as housing, benefits, employment, family, debts, etc.

Citizens Advice Waverley CONTACT DETAILS

Call Adviceline 0808 278 7980 (free) to speak to an Adviser

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Office opening details.

And for other topics, check-out our online advice about consumer issues, work problems, benefits, debts and housing issues.

South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Service contact details: 

Tel 01483 898884, Email

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