What you need to know about the relationship choices available to mixed-sex couples in 2020
For mixed-sex couples wishing to put their relationship on a more legal footing, 2020 is the first year that they are able to enter into a civil partnership instead of a marriage in England. Introduced in 2005, previously the law only allowed same-sex couples to become civil partners.
Family law expert, Andy Stout looks at the options now available to cohabiting couples who may wish to protect any property or business assets, and make provision for their children or dependents.
A recent high-profile divorce ruling scrapped future maintenance payments by an ex-husband to his ex-wife.