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International cohabitation: mi casa, tu casa?
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Last month, the Office of National Statistics released figures showing that the second largest family type in the UK is the cohabiting couple family at 3.3 million families, and ‘cohabiting couple families’ is the second fastest growing family type. As the law in England and Wales, and many other countries, does not bestow the same rights upon cohabitees as it does married couples, cohabiting couples are left at risk should their relationship come to an end. Many of those couples may be unaware of the potential race ahead of them.
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