Cohabitation (Living together)
The Family Law (Scotland) Act came into force in Scotland on 4 May 2006. As a result of this, a number of changes to Scottish family law took place, such as reducing the periods of separation for divorce and opposite and same sex couples who are cohabiting obtaining certain rights if their relationship terminates or if one of the couple dies.
Marriage By Cohabitation
Marriage by cohabitation and repute was abolished by the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 apart from in certain circumstances. If you want to have your relationship declared a marriage and it existed before 4th May 2006 then you may be able to do so if it has continued, or if it ended after 4th May 2006.
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