We have a wealth of experience in helping couples to reach a fair and reasonable settlement

Living Together

Be sure of your rights We have a wealth of experience in helping couples to reach a fair and reasonable settlement

 

If your relationship breaks down and you were not married or had not registered a civil partnership the legal issues you face may be complex. We have a wealth of experience in advising individuals on the breakdown of these relationships. Our family law specialists will work with you to offer creative strategies to achieve the best settlement for you. People who live together do not automatically inherit on the death of their partner. In the absence of a will this may cause real difficulties. We can provide specialist advice and representation in these circumstances.

The lack of a family focused legal framework for people who have lived together means that many couples prefer to find solutions in processes such as mediation or through collaborative law. We are uniquely placed to provide the expert help that many couples need to find their own solutions.

Similar issues apply if disputes arise over family property which is shared with wider family members such as brothers, sisters and parents, or with friends. Inheritance disputes may also arise in these circumstances. We will work with you to reach a fair settlement in these cases too.

For more information, read our blogs on cohabitation: