Sometimes people refer to couples who have been living together for a long period of time as ‘common law’ husbands and wives. There is, in fact, no such legal status. The law refers to this sort of relationship as cohabitation.
You may therefore wish to agree your arrangements before living together. Slater & Gordon Lawyers can advise you on the issues you should consider and how a court would view your arrangements.
You may wish to think about such matters as property owned by you or with your partner, and how you share your income.
You may wish to think about what would happen in the event of your death.
If the relationship breaks down, you may wish to know where you stand legally.
Contact our specialist family law team for legal advice on cohabitation
Please call 0800 916 9055, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our family law solicitors operate across the country, and can offer immediate and accessible representation anywhere in England and Wales.