Cohabitation (Living together)
Co-habiting simply means that you live together. Many people think that if they live together for long enough they are effectively 'married' and will at least have the same rights as if they were civil partners. Although co-habitation does give couples certain legal rights, this should not be mistaken for being the same as civil partnership. In fact, cohabitation gives far fewer rights and responsibilities than civil partnership.
If you are unsure about your legal situation, it is well worth seeking professional advice from qualified lawyers. Every situation is different.
Family law solicitors will have first hand experience of dealing with co-habiting law and will be able to give in depth legal advice tailored to your situation.