Cohabitation disputes are resolved through the law of trusts. There is no such thing as a “common law” wife or husband. Many people living together mistakenly assume that they enjoy the same rights as an individual who is married or is in a civil partnership. We often receive calls from people who are disappointed to learn that financial settlements for cohabitants are largely based on what income and assets each respective party has put into the relationship.
The experienced solicitors at Curzon Green Solicitors have helped many individuals protect their property rights in a cohabitation dispute.
You may want to consider making an application under Schedule 1
of the Children Act 1989.
Our Family Law Team