Law for Unmarried Couples

Statistics suggest there is a growing trend for couples to remain unmarried and live together as cohabiters rather than getting married.

While many unmarried couples believe that living together for a long time or having children will mean they automatically gain similar rights to married people, this is not the case. Regardless of the length of time a relationship lasts, there are few legal rights for unmarried couples.

At Jackson Lees, we have an understanding team of specialists who will help guide you through what can be a difficult time. We can offer practical, clear advice on how to approach these issues and the steps you should take going forward.

Legal Documents for Unmarried Couples

There are three documents that unmarried couples can use in order to provide themselves with some form of legal protection.

  1. Prenuptial Agreement – if you are considering marriage and would like to protect your assets, a Prenuptial Agreement is a good option used in many relationships.
  2. Living Together Agreement – if you are not getting married but still thinking of moving in with your loved one, a Living Together Agreement could help you protect your assets.
  3. Separation Deed – if your relationship has sadly ended and you would like to resolve your financial issues as amicably as possible, a Separation Deed will help you achieve this.

Speak to our Family Law Experts

If you would like to discuss your circumstances with a member of our Family Law team, call Jackson Lees today or fill in our enquiry form. We will assess your case and advise on the best course of action.