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 living together 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 couples 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 living together. Resolution has provided resources below to help you spread the word.

Watch and share our video Cohabitation Nation

Template news release

Use our template news release to send to your local press outlets.

Ask your MP for support

Ask your MP to sign the Early Day Motion, calling for greater legal protection for cohabiting couples.

Public factsheet

If you'd like to send your MP additional information or if you'd like to share more information with the public, download our factsheet Mythbusting 'common-law marriage'.

Advice provider factsheet

This factsheet provides basic information for advice providers, helping them highlight key considerations for unmarried couples they deal with professionally.

Cohabitation graphics

Share our infographics, mythbusting common misconceptions around 'common-law marriage'.