Separation for Unmarried Couples
When a relationship breaks down and you are unmarried, you often face many of the same issues as married couples. The legal situation is often very different. The law relating to unmarried couples is not the same as for married couples, no matter how long you have lived together. The concept of ‘common law man and wife’ is a myth.
You need expert legal advice and practical solutions to enable you to make the right choices about your home, money and your children.
How we can help...
The law relating to unmarried couples can be very challenging; we have extensive experience in this area of family law and will take the time to understand your situation and your needs. If you have children, you may be entitled to ask your former partner for financial help with housing, or some of the capital costs associated with bringing up children to ensure both you and your children have a home and enough money to support you during their dependency.
We adopt a flexible approach to working with our clients, with services available at a time and place to suit you, be it in person at one of our offices, your home or place of work, or by phone or email. We offer a range of payment options, such as fixed fees, pay as you go and payment by instalment, to help you through the legal process.
Our primary aim is to get the right solution or settlement for your circumstances. Whichever route you choose we have the expertise and experience to deliver. Our specialist family law solicitors are all members of Resolution, a national organisation of family lawyers committed to practising family law in a way which is constructive, child focused, preserves dignity and lessens acrimony. Our Head of Family Law is a nationally accredited expert in financial issues arising from divorce and separation and is a member of the Law Society’s Family Law panel.
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