More couples than ever before are choosing to live together rather than marry. The misconception of the common law wife remains. The reality is that is does not matter how long a couple live together they cannot acquire the same rights in law as a married couple.

The law for separation is regulated differently and a different approach is required. Property ownership may depend upon how the house was bought, the contributions made and the understanding that the parties had about ownership. Again it is a specialist area of the law that requires a different approach from married couples. Our team of experts have the experience required to guide you through the complexities of the law and will assist you in achieving the best possible outcome taking into account your circumstances.

We can offer fixed fees and flexible payment arrangements.

Let us help you through this difficult time. Simply call 01625 850 888 or email

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