Cohabitation is the fastest-growing type of family unit in the UK, doubling over the last 20 years. 1 in every 5 couples are cohabitants and half of all cohabiting families have children, but many couples are unaware that they are not automatically granted the same rights as married couples, leaving them with little to no legal protection. Cohabitants: know your rights! Make sure you take the necessary legal steps to protect you and your family with a cohabitation agreement, deed of trust, and an up-to-date will:
For more advice on your legal rights as a cohabitant, or for information on separation and divorce, property, making a will, or any other legal issue, get in touch with our expert solicitors at Frances Lindsay & Co.