More and more couples are choosing to cohabit (live together) rather than marry. The law affecting couples who cohabit has changed over the years and now allows cohabitants more rights than they had before.
The rights and obligations of cohabiting couples are still very different to those of married couples. If you are considering setting up home, it is important to obtain expert legal advice from our expert family lawyers.
If you were in a cohabiting relationship which has ended, then you require to reach an agreement within a year of separating, or raise an action within the year, otherwise, your entitlement to a capital sum, whether for you or in relation to the financial costs of caring for your children, cannot be made.
We can assist you in reaching an agreement with your ex-partner or, if court proceedings have to be raised, our expert family lawyers will be able to provide you with focused and realistic advice on your rights.