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5. I am a woman cohabitating with my boyfriend. We have no plans of getting married. Would this jeopardize us in the legal sense?

Unmarried cohabitant couples do not have the legal status of married couples because they do not enjoy the benefits attached to married couples, which include tax, pension, medical and public housing benefits. The most important fact is that, regardless of how long the cohabitants have been living together, cohabitant couples are not recognized as married couples under the law. Thus, cohabitant couples fall outside the scope of the rights enjoyed by many married people.


If you want to know more, please refer to Matrimonial Matters > Marriage and co-habitant issues > Cohabitation.