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Fastest growing family type in the UK

Fastest growing family type in the UK

Published at 12:26pm 24th July 2018. (Updated at 12:34pm 24th July 2018)

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Having more than doubled over the past decade the cohabiting couple is the fastest growing family type in the UK, but during break ups it can be complicated. We got advice from local family lawyers Powell Eddison.

The current figure sits at 3.3 million families in this arrangement, and whilst still a way behind the number of married couples at 12.9 million, times and feelings towards the importance of marriage are changing.

Statistics on graph of family types in the UK

What is a cohabiting couple?

Generally this means an unmarried couple living together. They can have children, share property and  have dual finances, but won't have the same legal links as a married couple. 

Powell Eddison Solicitors

As the oldest family law firm in Harrogate having been around for 200 years, the team at Powell Eddison Solicitors have dealt with many cases of cohabiting couple splits and have advice for those involved. 

Ben Franklin spoke to Amanda Cuthbert from Powell Eddison who has been qualified for over 25 years on the Stray FM Family Show:

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