Deciding to divorce or end your relationship by way of separation is often traumatic and rarely straightforward that’s where we come in providing you with the best legal advice and support so your separation goes as smoothly as possible.
The rules for unmarried couples who are facing separation are quite different from those for married couples. There seems to be a kind of urban myth that once a couple have lived together unmarried for a certain period of time that their rights and status as a couple becomes the same as for a married couple.
Despite a lot of pressure for reform of this point, sadly it is not the case under UK law that cohabitees have “marriage rights.”
If you are in a relationship which is breaking down and you are not married you really need to get professional assistance to guide you through the potential patchwork of different laws and to create a separation agreement for you to get the outcome you are hoping for.
If you have jointly owned asset and finances and especially if you have children together, you will need a competent solicitor to advise you through all the steps of a separation that you need to take to get the right agreements and outcomes for your family.
Call Annette and her team who will provide you with the best separation advice.