The general principle under English law is that on a breakdown of a relationship where the parties are not married, strict property rights prevail.
This means that whatever you own in your sole name is yours and whatever is owned in joint names is divided between you. However, these are only general principles. Cohabitation law is extremely complex and there are other factors which can be taken into account, for example whether:
If you would like more information regarding your rights if you share a property as an unmarried couple, our family law specialists can provide advice and guidance.
Our experienced and responsive family lawyers will guide you through the divorce process when, understandably, emotions are running high. We are friendly yet professional and can help you to see light at the end of the tunnel.
A number of options are available for reaching a financial settlement following a divorce, separation or dissolution of a civil partnership. Our expert family law team will guide you through your options to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
It is becoming increasingly common for people to consider during a relationship what may occur in the event of a separation. Our team can advise you on the best way to protect assets owned prior to the breakdown of a relationship.
Contact our family law team for advice on your rights to property as an unmarried couple.
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