Lib Dems vote for rights of Cohabitants

The annual Liberal Democrat conference saw a motion passed which calls for “the implementation without delay of proposals giving cohabiting couples fair and reasonable redress upon relationship breakdown and upon intestacy, based upon the proposals made in the Law Commission’s 2007 and 2011 reports”

Current laws relating to the disputes of cohabiting couples when a relationship breaks down are unclear and complicated. This becomes particularly complex when there are children involved.

A review of the laws relating to cohabitants would hopefully see rights similar to that of married couples and provide much fairer guidelines for families upon separation.