Family Law

Cohabitation Disputes

Cohabitation Solicitors

Cohabitation disputes can be extremely complicated and the law is constantly developing. At Browell Smith & Co Solicitors our family law team has extensive experience in such cases and regularly acts for separated couples who were not married.

With offices Newcastle, Cramlington, Ashington and Sunderland, our dedicated and experienced family law team advises on all aspects of the law relating to cohabitation.

Whether it is for a client who wishes to clarify the ownership of any property or assets, advice after a relationship has broken down or finances in relation to the children then we can assist and guide you.

It is a common misconception that cohabiting couples have the same rights as married couples. There is no such thing in English Law as “common law marriage”. Cohabitation disputes can be extremely complicated and the law develops continuously to keep up with the modern family.

Our team has extensive experience in such cases and has regularly acted for couples in cohabitation disputes, Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act cases and Children Act financial applications.

You can rely on our expert advisers to listen, to support, and help achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Contact our expert team today to arrange an initial consultation at any of our offices, in Newcastle, Cramlington, Ashington and Sunderland, or alternatively by phone, to discuss your particular requirements.

What is a cohabitation dispute?

A cohabitation dispute is when couples who have been living together end their relationship and one person is asked to leave the residence that the couple shares. A cohabitation dispute can also arise if someone is choosing to cohabit with friends and family and there then comes a time when one party or another wants to move on and leave.

Victoria Lant

Solicitor & Head of Family Law

Heather Armstrong

Solicitor - Family Law

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