In England & Wales couples who co-habit but are not married do not have the same rights upon separation as married couples. There is no such thing as a ‘common law man and wife’. Upon separation, in order to deal with any disputes as to property or other assets a person must rely upon complex trust and property law.
We can assist you in untangling your assets and can prepare a separation agreement recording the terms of any agreement reached so that it is incorporated into a legally binding document.
All our lawyers are able to guide you through this complicated legal area in order to obtain the best possible outcome for you.