An increasing number of couples tend to cohabit, rather than enter into marriage. Many unmarried couples wrongly assume that if they have cohabited for a number of years, then they have similar legal rights to married couples. However, this is not the case, and parties in such relationships are treated very differently from married couples.
Parties may need to bring an application under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA 1996) if they are unable to reach an agreement as to how equity of the former family home should be divided.
We offer advice in the following areas:
- Advice following separation from an unmarried partner
- Separation agreements
- Property issues following separation