Marriage, Civil partnerships or cohabitation (common-law): what differences?

Verified 18 January 2024 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

If you want to live as a couple, you have the choice between cohabitation (common law union), Civil partnerships: titleContent or marriage. Your rights and obligations are different depending on whether you are a common-law partner, a former common-law partner, or a married partner.

What applies to you ?

Do you have children in common?
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