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Living together

Unmarried couples do not have the same rights on relationship breakdown as married couples. Whether you are about to move in together and require advice about how you can protect your wealth in the event of the relationship failing or your relationship has broken down, we can advise you of the best way forward.


The rights of people living together whether outside of marriage or a civil partnership, are governed by the following areas:

  • Property Law; and
  • The Children Act , Schedule 1, and the Child Support Act 1989 in relation to provision for children

If you would like some further guidance, you may find our Living Together Booklet useful.