8 What does the law provide for the property of registered and non-registered partners?

There is no law governing cohabitation without marriage in Cyprus; Cypriot family law refers exclusively to married couples. No provisions currently exist with respect to the matrimonial property of persons who are not married. It is, however, accepted that the law of equity concerning constructive trusts may apply to unmarried partners. Thus, a partner may have rights if it can be proved that there was common intention with respect to an asset and the partner can prove that he/she was a beneficiary of such an asset in accordance with the general principles of constructive trusts.