Separation and Cohabitation agreements

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Many couples choose to live together, have children and own a property without getting married. Many people believe they have rights as a "common law" husband or wife, but this can be a very costly mistake to make!

There is, in reality, no such thing as a "common law" spouse. Many rights that married people have simply do not apply to couples who live together and this can cause all sorts of problems if a relationship breaks down. It is hard to consider these things when your relationship is going well, but Wright Solicitors can help you put everything on a sound footing so that if the worst happens there will be no nasty surprises.

So if you and your partner are cohabiting or if your relationship has broken down, our skilled lawyers are able to guide you through the maze of law and procedure that governs unmarried couples and help you sort out the legal position in respect of your children and your property during your relationship or after you have separated.

Please see our Cohabitation fact sheet

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