Since 2004, same sex couples have been able to obtain recognition and legal protections in respect of their relationship through civil partnership, and there can’t be many good family solicitors and London top divorce lawyers who have not advised on a civil partnership. But is it a real alternative to marriage?
Good family lawyers have been increasingly vocal about the need to formalise rights for cohabitees. This is the fastest growing family type in the UK and yet those who choose to remain unmarried or civil partnered, preferring to cohabit are not formally recognised in UK law. The tide appears to be turning however.
It is with great anticipation and pleasure that we can let you know that due to our rapid growth and expansion we have now taken further offices in Chancery Lane. Please note that from the 12th of March 2018 we will see all of our clients at our new offices located at 25 Southampton Buildings WC2A 1AL.
Your loyal business and support is one of the main reasons why we have grown so rapidly over the years. We look forward to seeing you at our new address.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have concerning the new location or our services.
A cohabitation agreement may not sound like a recipe for romance. However, it is a widely held belief that a couple who live together, have children and own their home together, have the same legal protections as a married couple; this is not the case. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a ‘common law spouse’ under English law.
For couples who have decided to move in together, the excitement is palpable. It is a huge step forward in any relationship and no one ever expects to break up after making such a big commitment. Therefore, why would you need a Cohabitation Agreement?
The trend in the UK as regards what makes up a family has continued to evolve over the years. Thankfully, there are laws that cover different segments of the society. We are glad to help you through any challenge that you may face based on our unique expertise. Here are some basic facts that you must know as regards cohabitation and being part of an unmarried family.