With marriage rates continuing to decline, increasing numbers of couples are choosing to co-habit. Deciding how to divide joint assets after the breakdown of a relationship is always a difficult task and it can prove to be particularly complex for cohabitees who do not have a cohabitation agreement. We can advise and support you at every stage of the process to ensure the best possible outcome.
If you live with your partner and you are not married you may choose to have an agreement which sets out how you would handle finances and other matters if you split up in the future. We can advise you if you are thinking about a cohabitation agreement prior to moving in together or if you find yourself further down the line and wanting to protect your situation.
If you need help regarding issues surrounding children in the context of a relationship breakdown please see our page on legal issues involving children.