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cohabitation

cohabitation   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
780 words

‘Cohabitation’ has become the accepted term used in family law to refer to couples in intimate relationships who are living

common-law marriage

common-law marriage  

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1 A marriage recognized as valid at common law although not complying with the usual requirements for marriage. Such marriages are only recognized today if (1) they are celebrated outside England and ...
family finances

family finances  

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Law
The obligations arising from a marriage are mutual, both parties owe each other the same duties, but as it is usually the wife who is economically the weaker party the discussion below assumes this ...
income support

income support  

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Law
An income-related benefit payable to those whose income and savings do not exceed a specified maximum level and who do not work full-time.
property, family

property, family  

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Unlike many continental jurisdictions where community of property regimes operate to determine the control of property held during marriage, the division of assets at the end of marriage and the ...
spouse

spouse  

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N.A person's lawfully married husband or wife. From 5 December 2005 the word includes, for taxation purposes, a civil partner who has been through the registration process for a same-sex civil ...
stranger

stranger  

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Who is a stranger? For some, it is the person never before met, for others, the one who seems unrecognizably different. Early twentieth‐century European and American sociologists defined the stranger ...

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