Marriage may not be right for everyone. There are a variety of reasons why some couples choose to live together without the benefit of a legal union. However, there are legal differences between marriage and cohabitation relationships which you must fuly understand before deciding the way forward for you and your partner.
Information and advice on Marriage, Living together and Civil Partnerships, including the following:
is available from citizensadvice.
Six important questions you should discuss before moving in with someone, can be found at MoneyAware.co.uk.
For information on the practical and legal issues surrounding getting married, living together and civil partnerships, go to GOV.UK.
A guide, "Cohabitation – your rights" is available from The Law Society.
A range of fact sheets on living together is available from advicenow
A guide, "Moving in Together", is available from The Law Society.
A comprehensive guide to the legal rights of couples living together is available from LawontheWeb.
For a guide to buying a house with another person, go to shelter.org.uk.
For a leaflet explaining how to open a joint bank account, go to MoneyHelper.
For a detailed explanation of the Married Couple's Allowance (including civil partnerships), go to GOV.UK.
For further information on Tax and your partner go to which.co.uk.
If you're being forced to marry someone against your will, you can seek help and advice at this link.
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