More than one in 6 adults in the UK cohabit and in the event of relationship breakdown have no automatic rights against or responsibilities for their former partner irrespective of the length of their relationship.
You will need clear and specialist advice in this complex area as your rights and responsibilities will depend on specific facts relevant to your relationship.
As the law often provides inadequate protection for cohabitees, it is advisable to enter into a 'living together agreement' when your cohabitation begins.
We deal with civil partnership dissolution for civil partners who have similar rights to married couples when their civil partnership ends.
If you have concerns that your relationship is breaking down or have separated you will need to take early advice to protect your position.
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