Not every relationship results in marriage. Indeed, statistics show that the number of cohabiting families is growing faster than married couple families. However, many cohabiting couples do not realise that under English law there is no such thing as a common law “wife” or “husband”. This is a common misconception. Unmarried couples that live together do not acquire the rights and responsibilities of a married couple, nor do they have available to them the remedies available to married couples on the breakdown of their relationship.
Cohabitees have to turn to other areas of the law to resolve their disputes. We are experts in resolving these difficult situations for you.
We can also provide proactive advice at the beginning of a new relationship and recommend a Cohabitation Agreement for you and your partner.