Steve Berry: Common-law marriage doesn't exist

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 Steve Berry, protection manager at Primis
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Steve Berry, protection manager at Primis

Don't let your clients fall into the trap

According to the ONS, as of 2016, there are 3.3 million cohabiting couples in the UK and around 1.25 million have children. However, despite what many think, common-law marriage doesn't actually exist and the majority of financial regulations are geared towards married couples. With this in mind, cohabiting couples, especially those with children, must ensure that their finances are sufficiently protected should the worst happen. Every pound lent should be protected, so when advising clients...

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