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Cohabitation

The possible claims open to people who have been living together are different to those who are divorcing or dissolving a Civil Partnership. We understand this creates confusion when considering your legal rights and future plans. This is an ever-developing area of Family Law meaning it is all the more important to obtain specialist Family Law advice.

Our multi-award winning specialist Family Lawyers can offer the legal knowledge and expertise you need to guide you through matters. These may include the following:

  • What are my rights relating to the family home?
  • What type of Court Orders are available to me?
  • How do we share the time with our children including holiday plans?
  • I am thinking of buying a house with my partner – is there anything I can do to protect myself financially?

It is important for couples who wish to live together but who do not intend to marry or have no plans to do so in the near future to consider entering into a Cohabitation Agreement. We can tailor an Agreement to protect your position in the event of separation in the future.

Our aim is to resolve matters without the involvement of court. In the event that it becomes necessary to raise an action at court, we can advise you of the legal remedies available to you. It is important to be aware that a cohabitant must raise a court action within one year of the date of the end of their cohabitation. Where possible, we would encourage you to seek legal advice early to protect your position.

Get in touch with us

Contact us today to make an appointment for an initial consultation with one of our solicitors. You can call us on 0141 420 2430.

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