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Digby Brown Family Law
Increasing numbers of couples are choosing to live together, with many doing so for many years before entering into a marriage or civil partnership or without entering into either. Cohabitating on a medium or long-term basis means considerable assets or property can be build up within the relationship and also create wider financial issues that will need to be resolved if the relationship ends in separation.
The law in relation to dealing with financial matters for couples who have cohabitated but who have not married or entered into a civil partnership is quite different from that which applies to couples who have been married and seek a divorce.
These issues can range from division of property or other financial issues to dealing sensibly with the future care of any children, creating a situation that is best for all members of a family.
It is important to recognise that the law in relation to dealing with the finances is quite different from that which applies on divorce. The legal position is generally less clear cut and strict time limits apply to bringing any claim arising from the end of a cohabiting relationship, so it is important to get legal advice at the earliest possible stage.
Please call one of our specialist cohabitation claims solicitors on 0333 200 5925 or fill in our enquiry form and we will be in touch shortly.
Divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership can be a stressful and emotional experience.
We will provide help and guidance tailored to your circumstances about how you may wish to deal with the challenges ahead.
The collaborative process recognises that a painful, high conflict divorce can have long-term damaging repercussions for you, your family and wider friends.
Collaborative law steers you away from court.
A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that can protect your interests and assets before you enter into a marriage or into a civil partnership so that, in the event of a divorce, the agreement can be used to help settle any future disputes over who is entitled to what.
Moving in together can be an exciting time. As more and more couples take this step, a cohabitation agreement can be essential to protect assets and regulate who pays for what over the course of the relationship.
The legal position is often much less clear cut than divorce and strict time limits apply to bringing any claim arising from the end of a cohabiting relationship, so it is important to get legal advice at the earliest possible stage.
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