The difference between unmarried and married couples
Many people are unaware that there are a lot of differences between being married and cohabiting. Here are some of the examples of how married and unmarried couples differ when separating:
- If an unmarried couple have not taken the necessary steps to protect their financial positions when purchasing property then one could find themselves excluded from any share of the family home.
- Unmarried couples who separate do not have a right to have a share in their partner’s income despite the fact that they may not be working or have any ability to work.
- If a cohabiting partner dies without making a will, their partner will not be entitled to any part of their estate.
If you are cohabiting and want to take the necessary steps to protect your future position then call us on 01246 555610 to talk to one of our solicitors and book in for a free consultation.
By Emma Newman on 22 Dec 2017, 10:50 AM