Cohabitation Advice & Separation Agreements

“Common law marriage”  is a myth. If you have lived together as husband and wife, but are unmarried, the legal situation is not at all straightforward. 

Your legal relationships with each other are governed by the Laws of property, and the laws relating to Children. Unmarried couples are generally treated in law as unrelated individuals. Unless jointly owned, there are no rights to each other’s assets except in limited circumstances.