Our family law solicitors provide a range of legal services for unmarried couples living together - including cohabitation agreements, parental rights and legal rights if the relationship ends.
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 on the rights of unmarried couples living together covers more detail about the rights of unmarried parents.
A cohabitation agreement can help protect you and any children you have.
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.
If you’re unmarried and have children together, a solicitor can help you sort out child custody and maintenance if you separate. Child maintenance is still payable if you were unmarried.
We can help you:
For unmarried couples who own property or land together, separating involves separating your assets as well. A family law solicitor can advise you on your rights and help you divide your assets fairly.
The Courts have the power to resolve property/land ownership disputes through the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA). 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.
If you need legal advice about your rights as an unmarried cohabiting couple, or a related issue, call us. A dedicated family law solicitor will outline your options and tell you how we can help.
Come in and see us for a FREE 30 minute face-to-face consultation about your options. Alternatively, if you want us to take a closer look at your situation, for a fixed fee of £150 + VAT, we can talk with you for up to 90 minutes.
For a free initial chat, at no obligation, or fill out our enquiry form and a solicitor will get in touch.
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