Marriage and Cohabitation: An Exploration into the Law's Systemic Constructs of Domestic Arrangements

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Family law currently sends out very mixed messages about the value of domestic contributions in the married and cohabiting context. Consequently, the Law appears to implicitly assume that financial and domestic contributions are negotiated differently between these two different relationship styles. This study uses empirical methods to examine whether such an approach is justified, and, when reform proposals concerning cohabitation perpetuate this supposition, asks whether this is the right direction for Law to take.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44 - 78
Number of pages34
JournalBracton Law Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009