Fylde coast solicitor in common law rights campaign
A solicitor who is part of a group campaigning for a fairer family justice system has said January is the busiest time of year for the start of divorce proceedings.
Mark Mosley, head of family law at Vincents, said the spike in January break ups should serve as a timely reminder for cohabiting couples to act in order to protect themselves.
He said: “More than three million couples live together but are not married and therefore do not have the same protections as married couples if they split up.
"There is this belief in the myth of common law rights, particularly if they have a house together or children, but these rights simply do not exist.
“As the law stands, cohabiting couples can only protect themselves by drawing up a cohabitation agreement.”
He is a member of Resolution, an organisation campaigning for a fairer family justice system.
He said:“We are asking the government to change the law. There is simply no excuse for this type of inequality in the 21st century.”