If you are not married, then it is important that you are aware of your rights in the event of a breakdown of the relationship. Unmarried couples do not have the same rights on relationship breakdown as married couples.
Some unmarried couples labour under the misapprehension that have legal rights because they are a ‘common law’ husband or wife. The outcome of a relationship breakdown is very different to a marriage breakdown. The rights that both parties have are often confined to property law and Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.
For expert family law advice on cohabitation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0161 710 2030 or 07917711887 out of working hours