Under English law, relationships outside of marriage and the Civil Partnership Act 2004 currently have no legal status even though they are often called common law marriages.
When partners separate, unless they have made prior arrangements, they must generally rely on a complex web of trust and property law to establish who has ownership of the assets and what they are entitled to as an individual.
We can advise you about:
- Financial issues
- The home
- The rights of unmarried parents
- The child support legislation
- Cohabitation Agreements
- Separation Agreements