Cohabitation Law: “Time for change”, say leading divorce lawyers By The Lawyer 3 November 2011 12:27 17 December 2015 14:15 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 4 November 2011 at 13:29 I just don’t understand why couples who live together for 10 years and have two children together don’t marry. Thats why I strongly support the present Government’s stance and also hope that David Cameron implements his promise to provide tax relief for married couples. Marriage is special and is the bedrock to a stable society. The law in this area should not be changed. Reply Link Anonymous 8 November 2011 at 15:53 Putting the opinions of religious loons aside, it is about time that we take another look at what a “marriage” in it’s legal description is. For if having two kids, buying a house and living together for 10 years is not a marriage (a long term unity of two persons) or form of civil partnership then I’m a bowl of custard. Reply Link Anonymous 24 July 2013 at 21:00 I think it is about time the government gave couples who live together and have children the same rights as married couples. One of the reasons why couples don’t marry is because of financial reasons and prefer to spend their money on the house etc. Its not fair that one parent which is usually the woman end up with no house and no money when the relationship breaks down. This is because the woman has spent alot of her time and commitment looking after the partner and family. Sometimes she might have put her own career on hold. Those smug people who believe that couples who live together should not have the same legal rights as married couples might want to be in my situation. I have suffered financially and emotionally for years when my partner left me. My children have also suffered Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.