There are many couples who wish to live together in committed long-term relationships without getting married and this is known as “Cohabitation”. However, what is important to bear in mind is that in the event of separation, the legal rights of cohabiting couples differ substantially to couples that are married. In addition to this, many couples believe that they have certain rights just by living together, as they will be known as a common law husband or wife. This is incorrect, as according to English Law, there is no such thing as a common law husband or wife.
Our family law team can offer advice on all aspects of cohabitation such as Cohabitation agreements, arrangements for children and financial issues if you and your partner separate.
Contact your local Family Law team in our Hucknall or Bulwell branch.
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