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The Legal Implications of Cohabiting Couples on Children Welfare

Laurie Dara R. Sarenas | Clarita B. Rivera

Discipline: Social Science, Social Welfare



Cohabitation means a man and a woman usually in the same age bracket, living together as though they were husband and wife. The issues on cohabitation raised many concerns about the nature of family life and future of marriage. The purpose of the study was to investigate the legal implications of cohabiting couples on children’s welfare, consequences of cohabitation in the welfare of the children, income sharing and community property. Qualitative research methodology was utilized in the study. The results of the interview revealed that there are a lot of differences in the services given by the different institutions of the society to the children of cohabiting couples. The author recommends that the Government should make necessary actions for the benefit of children of cohabiting couples.