Unmarried Couples Solicitors in Leeds

Our experienced team of Solicitors in Leeds are here to assist you through matters concerning unmarried couples including wills, financial advice, child & custody law matters and cohabitation agreements.

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Legal Advice For Unmarried Couples in Leeds

Contrary to popular belief unmarried couples have very little protection and legal rights under English law. The term ‘cohabitation’ is used to refer to couples who live together but are not married or in a civil partnership. A cohabiting couple, have limited and different legal rights pertaining to property, finances, and children than a married couple has. A cohabiting couple that has been together for over 25 years, may still have fewer rights than a couple who has been married for 5 years or less. 
We offer advice to cohabiting couples regarding measures they can proactively put in place to identify and prevent any future difficulties.

Property Dispute for Unmarried Couples
It is important that from the outset of the purchase of a property, cohabitees agree as to how their property is to be owned in the event of a relationship breakdown or death. This minimises the uncertainty in relation to legal ownership. If you need advice on property ownership contact our property specialists who can help you resolve these considerations.

Wills for Unmarried Couples
We advise cohabitees to have a Will in place, as cohabitees do not automatically inherit anything from their partner’s estate upon death. For advice relating to creating a Will please get in touch.

Financial Advice for Unmarried Couples
We also advise that cohabitees take financial advice in relation to obtaining suitable life insurance on each other’s lives, to provide some measure of financial security in the event of the death of their cohabitee. Many pension schemes do not pay out the widow’s or widower’s pension to a cohabitee in the way they would if the parties were married.  

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We offer a free initial consultation and have specialist Family Law Solicitors, all of whom have many years of experience. We advise and represent our clients in a pro-active, friendly and honest manner in order to obtain the best possible outcome. From the outset, you can be confident that you have knowledgeable Solicitors on your side.

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