More people are now choosing to live together rather than marry. Many cohabitees discover on the breakdown of a relationship that they do not enjoy the same financial rights and protection that a spouse enjoys on the breakdown of a marriage.
This area of law is very complicated, so choose a specialist firm to provide you with sound legal advice. Parsonage & Co can provide you with a clear understanding of your position and the options that are available to you.
Financial issues, particularly those relating to property, are resolved through the Law of Trusts. In the event that there are children involved, there is provision under the Children Act 1989 for financial provision for a child to be made.
Another option is for cohabiting couples to enter into an agreement at the start of their relationship which could regulate proceedings in the event of a breakdown. A Cohabitation Agreement is a way that parties can protect their interests and assets, potentially saving legal costs in the future.
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Our family law team understand and appreciate how emotionally upsetting any relationship breakdown can be on the parties and the children. We aim to resolve matters amicably with the least amount of damage to all involved. In the sad situation where issues cannot be resolved, we are able to act for clients in a firm and effective way to produce the results they seek.
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