There is no such status as a 'common law' husband and wife. In order to protect your rights, we can assist you to prepare a legally binding agreement. These agreements can be entered by two people who are living together or about to start living together. This can assist you and your partner by formally laying out any agreements you have regarding financial matters. The purpose of such agreements is to reduce the doubts and disputes in the event that you and your partner separate.
These types of agreements can cover a range of issues such as: how a property is split, how much each partner contributes to household expenses, explains the ownership of possessions, how the property will be shared on separation etc
Financial Provision for Children
In most circumstances, a parent can rely on the Child Maintenance service (‘CMS’) to provide financial provisions for children. However, the Court may still order a ‘top-up’ of the maintenance where the other party’s income is very high (above £156,000 gross per annum). It would be for the parent with care to make the application under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 (‘Schedule 1 proceedings’). We can provide you expert legal advice to assist you to understand this complex area of law and achieve the additional financial support.
This can cover issues such as topping up CMS payments, payments of school fees, lump-sum payments, an allowance for the care of children, purchase or transfer of property for the parent caring for the children etc
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Our experienced team of experts are on hand to assist you with your Cohabitation and Unmarried Couple Disputes
We will NOT charge you to initially discuss your matter. Thereafter, we can discuss a plan of action to help you deal with the issue(s).
We appreciate that disputes with your partner can often be complex. We aim to simplify the matters for you whilst providing support step by step.
We will attempt to negotiate the matters and reach an agreement - to try and avoid unnecessary and costly Court proceedings.