Marriage isn’t for everyone. More and more couples are choosing to make a commitment to each other without marriage or a civil partnership. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that you develop the same rights as a married couple.
There is no such thing as a ‘Common Law Marriage’. Have you made the decision to move in with someone? Or are you planning on buying a property with another person?
If you have made the decision to live together, make the decision to establish the framework for your partnership by entering into a Cohabitation Agreement which can set out the nature of your financial relationship whilst you’re living together and establishes your rights should that relationship break down.
These agreements bring certainty to a complex area of the law. They are particularly useful in circumstances were parties to a relationship are contributing unequal amounts to the purchase price of a property.
If you live together and your relationship has broken down we can advise you in relation to your financial separation. Although there has been talk of reforming the law in this area these cases are still dealt with under strict property and trust laws. In some cases it may also be possible to make a financial claim on behalf of any children of the relationship.
Samantha and her team provided exceptional service in my matrimonial matter to make the process seamless and straightforward for all parties involved. I was constantly updated on the progress along each step of the way and communication with Samantha and her team was extremely professional and speedy. I would highly recommend their services as they have been some of the most knowledgeable solicitors I have worked with.