There is no such thing as “common law” husband or wife. The law does not offer the same protection to unmarried couples who are cohabiting, as it does to those who are married.
If you are looking to move in with you partner and want to set out clearly how your individual assets, joint money or property should be treated then we can assist you in drafting a Cohabitation Agreement. While these agreements are not legally binding, they can be used as evidence of your joint intentions in relation to money and property should you separate.
We can also advise you on any legal claim you might have in Trust law against a property that was in your partner’s sole name which you feel you should have a share of.
It’s important to get legal advice early on to make sure your interests are properly protected.
Slee Blackwell are proud to have been given the Employer of the Year Award by the Devon and Somerset Law Society and to be winners at the NSPCC Childhood Champion Awards 2018. Our divorce solicitors are also accredited by The Law Society in finance and children work.