Cohabitation

At Penderlaw, we can provide you with expert legal advice on cohabitation if you live with your partner without being married or in a civil partnership.

With fewer and fewer couples getting married, the number of unmarried couples living together is increasing.

However, the law in England and Wales does not currently recognise the needs of couples living together if their relationship breaks down. The key legal difference between married and cohabitation is the financial provision the Court can make for the other party when they separate. These are much more limited for cohabiting couples.

The rights of unmarried couples are far more complex than many people think, so it’s vital to seek assistance to ensure you are protected in the event you separate or if your partner dies.

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