Marriage is not always the first choice or suitable for many couples and we recognise that more couples are choosing to live together. Sadly, couples who live together or cohabit do not have the same legal rights as married couples, where financial matters are concerned. This is the case even where you have children together as your financial position is treated differently in law to a married couple. This is also the case when you have been in a long-term relationship with your partner.
At hpjv solicitors our expert lawyers are here to help when a relationship goes wrong. We can offer legal advice and practical guidance on securing a financial settlement for you or commencing legal proceedings to secure what you are entitled to. We are always available to assist you with financial arrangements and with issues that may arise concerning arrangements for your children or step children.
When considering moving in and setting up home with your partner it is also sensible to secure advice on how to protect yourself and your children in the future, should the relationship breakdown. We offer advice on Living Together Agreements or Cohabitation Agreements. We have helped many couples enter into such Agreements, tailoring them to your particular needs. Such agreements are drafted including your specific requirements to protect your future rights and obligations. We are happy to advise on what is best for you and your family.