Couples who live together rather than marrying or forming a civil partnership, have different legal rights if the relationship breaks down, and the Law in this area is continually developing and quite unlike the Law about divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships.

Our Family team across our Whickham and Cramlington offices contains Resolution accredited specialists in cohabitation disputes and we can, therefore, offer a high level of expertise in this potentially complex area of Law. However, we also know that the breakdown of any relationship is a profoundly stressful time. It is very common for people going through a relationship breakdown to feel confused, distressed and unsure about what the future holds.

We will listen to your concerns and talk you through the various options. This includes advising you about the different processes for resolving the issues of the cohabitation dispute you are facing, including family mediation and collaborative family law.

For advice about cohabitation disputes or agreements please contact us by phone, email or use the contact form on our website.