Date and time:
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 17:00
Trinity Chambers, The Custom House, Quayside, Newcastle NE13DE
The campaign aims to address the dramatic rise in religious marriages which have no legal standing. This results in no matrimonial legal rights and couples are classed as merely living together. They have no rights beyond Trust law (which is expensive and complex). Other repercussions include:
- Overnight homelessness, destitution,
- Reliance on family or Welfare Benefits to ensure survival,
- Financial losses from investment of income and savings in ‘matrimonial’ home and business,
- No Pension rights,
- Not treated as ‘next of kin’ on death and cannot inherit.
For further details see the attached flyer.