Rights of Unmarried Couples

Partners who live together but do not marry do not have the same rights as their married counterparts. There is no such thing as common law husband and wives in this country and unfortunately, many couples have laboured under this myth only to learn that their entitlement is very different when their relationship breaks down. Any such claims cannot be made in the matrimonial courts but instead under complicated Property and Trust Law where the options available to the court are limited. In some cases, financial applications under the Children Act can be made.

Our family team specialises in cohabitee rights and will guide you through the process and options available to you. Please contact us for more information.


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Zoe Porter

Partner and Head of Family Department

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+44 (0)1392 333686
+44 (0)1823 232376

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