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. If you are going through a breakup, and need specialist advice, call me today on 07917711887.
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.