Cohabitation & Unmarried Couples


Advice on ending a range of relationships

Separation for unmarried couples is just as painful, stressful and emotional as the divorce of married couples, especially if you are unaware of your legal rights. Giles Wilson can offer timely and sensitive advice to make sure your interests are met if your relationship ends.

When unmarried couples decide to separate, it's important that both individuals are aware of their legal rights. Unlike marriage, English law does not recognise cohabitation as a legal relationship – often treating the couple as individuals. This can make separating a legal minefield, and it's important you get the necessary guidance.

Whatever stage of the separation you are in, Giles Wilson can lend practical advice and support, helping you to draw up a separation agreement that protects your interests. Making a separation agreement is a sensible first step for couples who intend to stop living together. This written agreement helps to sort out issues, including money, property and child arrangements and can be used to establish future commitments, financial or otherwise.

With experienced solicitors offering advice and guidance at every turn, we can help make separating as painless an experience as possible.

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There’s no hidden obligations, just a chance to discuss your situation with experienced legal experts. Alternatively you can call us directly on 01702 477106.

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We can provide a tailored approach to every couple, providing expert legal advice and support at every stage in your relationship.

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We offer a range of divorce services to suit all relationships, from married couples with children to civil partnerships and cohabitation.

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Awards & Recognitions

The expertise of our solicitors is regularly recognised by some of the profession’s most distinguished organisations. As well as being a member of a number of Law Society schemes, we won awards at the 2015 Law Society Excellence Awards, the Halsbury Legal Awards and the Modern Law Awards. We have also received recognition in the form of the Lexcel mark of quality, a Legal 500 listing and a place on the shortlist of The Lawyer’s Boutique Firm of the Year.

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