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Relationship Breakdown Solicitors

Our specialist family solicitors provide legal support and guidance to unmarried couples experiencing a relationship breakdown.

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Legal Advice for Unmarried Couples

If you’re not married or in a civil partnership, separating from your partner can be fraught with difficulties. Many think they have legal rights under a ‘common-law’ marriage.

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a ‘common law’ marriage in law. The legal position for unmarried couples is in fact very different to that which applies to married couples and civil partners.

An experienced family lawyer can help you work through your options so that you understand your financial position and make sure that you can plan for a future apart knowing that everything is in hand and that no stone will be left unturned.

Helping you with relationship disputes

Our experienced family lawyers can provide advice on:

  • separation
  • regulating property interests at the end of a cohabitation relationship
  • financial provision for children

For more information on how we can help you:

  • deal with a relationship breakdown where you are married or in a civil partnership, visit our Divorce and Dissolution page
  • understand the financial repercussions of a relationship breakdown, visit our Financial Settlement page
  • deal with any children issues, visit our Children page
  • plan for Asset Protection and how your assets could be dealt with in the event of separation or divorce
  • reach your own decisions outside of formal Court proceedings, visit our Family Mediation page


There’s no substitute for hard-earned experience.

Here’s just a few examples of how our family lawyers have helped clients.

We can help you:

  • prepare a separation agreement
  • understand and apply any cohabitation agreements
  • deal with any property or financial disputes on behalf of children including Court proceedings under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 and the Trusts of Land and Appointment Of Trustees Act (TOLATA)

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