This week has been Cohabitation Awareness week. During the week the Family Team at Freeths have highlighted a number of the myths surrounding the rights of cohabitees. These include:-
Myth 1 - Common Law Marriage http://family.freeths.co.uk/post/102elhz/cohabitation-awareness-week-myth-1-common-law-marriage
Myth 2 - I can get maintenance upon separation http://family.freeths.co.uk/post/102eljz/cohabitation-awareness-week-myth-2-i-can-get-maintenance-upon-separation
Myth 3 - Property ownership http://family.freeths.co.uk/post/102elnt/cohabitation-awareness-week-myth-3-property-ownership
Myth 4 - Financial Support for Children http://family.freeths.co.uk/post/102elr8/cohabitation-awareness-week-myth-4-financial-support-for-children
Myth 5- Pension Rights for Cohabitees http://family.freeths.co.uk/post/102elw7/cohabitation-awareness-week-myth-5-pension-rights-for-cohabitees
If you have any questions or need any advice on cohabitation agreements, your rights and options or any issues raised in these blogs, please do not hesitate to contact us,
When married couples separate, the law permits courts to divide property and finances in a manner that is fair to both partners. When unmarried couples separate, even if they have children together, the partners do not have the same rights.