Help us spread the word

Help spread the word

Nearly a third of adults in England and Wales mistakenly think that couples acquire 'common law' rights after being married for a certain amount of time or having children together.

This is not the case, and trusting in these non-existant protections can put unmarried partners at a significant disadvantage if the relationship breaks down.

There are actions a couple can take to make sure they are protected -- but they first need to know they are vulnerable.

We all know a couple who lives together, and we've provided resources below to help you spread the word.

And if you are planning your own events for Awareness Raising Week, take a look at our toolkit for members.

Template news release

Download and tailor our template news release for members to send to their local press outlets.

Template letter to the editor

Download and tailor our template letter to the editor and send it off to your local news outlet.

Invite your MP

Invite your local MP to visit your practice to find out more about this issue. Consider scheduling the visit after Cohabitation Awareness Week if your MP is unavailable at this short notice.