If you are unmarried and living together, you’re a cohabiting couple. Cohabiting couples don’t have the same rights as married couples, and this lack of legal rights can become an issue if you split up, have children or buy a house together.
Our guide to the rights of unmarried couples living together covers more detail about the rights of unmarried people.
But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales.
A cohabitation agreement is a legal document that describes what would happen if you ever separated. The agreement makes sorting these issues out much more straightforward. It can cover practical issues such as:
If you want to get a cohabitation agreement, talk to one of our friendly family law solicitors.
TOLATA is the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA). The Courts have the power to resolve property and land ownership disputes through this Act. A family law solicitor can help you make a property claim, or represent you if your partner makes a claim against you. You can settle claims outside of Court.