Cohabitees / unmarried

The breakdown of an unmarried relationship gives rise to similarly important issues as a marriage breakdown. However, your legal rights are different so it is really important to get early, expert advice.

No 'common law' rights

The status of “common law” husband and wife does not exist at law. Either a relationship is a married one or an unmarried one - there is no ‘in-between’. Currently, an unmarried person may be placed at a significant disadvantage compared to a married person - particularly in respect of financial matters and property rights.

Expertise to protect your interests

The law relating to financial matters upon the breakdown of an unmarried relationship is also complex. We have the expertise and experience to find the right solution in your case and to ensure your rights and entitlements are adequately protected and achieved.

If you have children, there will be important issues to consider and, as Resolution accredited lawyers, we shall give priority to them and their welfare.

Contact us as soon as possible

Such important issues command the right professional input and approach to secure your rights and interests in an appropriate and constructive way.

To secure a team who will fight your corner and represent your interestsuse the buttons below to make a confidential call or email enquiry.

We offer a free 30 minute initial meeting for new clients at any of our offices which gives you the opportunity to meet with us and confirm that we are the right legal advisers for you and your situation.