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dc.contributor.authorAkhtar, Rajnaara C.
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-20T13:24:49Z
dc.date.available2020-01-20T13:24:49Z
dc.date.issued2020-01-15
dc.identifier.citationAkhtar, R.C. (2020) Religious-Only Marriages and Cohabitation; Deciphering Differences. In: Akhtar, R.C., Nash, P., and Probert, R., Cohabitation and Religious Marriage: Status, Similarities and Solutions, Bristol University Press: Shorts Researchen
dc.identifier.isbn9781529210859
dc.identifier.urihttps://dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/19044
dc.description.abstractUnregistered religious-only marriages are being problematized in mainstream political discourse, and treated as a separate and special issue to be resolved by targeted legal reforms deterring such ceremonies. The underlying assumption is that reform is necessary in order to tackle the problem faced by disadvantaged Muslim women who may be left homeless and penniless on relationship breakdown. However, research conducted on this area reveals a plethora of underlying motivations for entering such relationships and the lack of any archetype. Nor are Muslim ceremonies the only ones that do not adhere to state marriage formalities. This paper therefore argues that any law reform must be more generic and cover all families within informal cohabiting relationships. While Muslim couples may not view themselves as cohabitants, the law will treat them as such and in England and Wales, this means very limited family law protections are available.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBristol University Pressen
dc.subjectreligious-only Muslim marriagesen
dc.subjectcohabitationen
dc.subjectfamily lawen
dc.titleReligious-Only Marriages and Cohabitation; Deciphering Differencesen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv13qfvmm.12
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderNo external funderen
dc.cclicenceN/Aen
dc.date.acceptance2020-01-15
dc.researchinstituteInstitute for Evidence-Based Law Reform (IELR)en


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