01332 340 211

Supporting unmarried couples with their next step

There is no such thing as “common law husband” or “common law wife”.

Living with your partner does not automatically give rights similar to those who marry, regardless of how long you have been together.

Often unravelling a couple’s financial relationship can be complex, particularly where resources have been pooled.

The law does not offer automatic protection, therefore it is important that you seek advice:

  • When purchasing a property with your partner;
  • When your partner moves in to live with you or you with them;
  • When you and your partner have children; and
  • If your relationship breaks down.

We regularly draft, negotiate and advise on cohabitation agreements and separation agreements.

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If you need help, you can contact our Family team on 01332 226 174 or complete this form.


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If you have received a letter from our Debt Recovery team, please refer to the contact details provided in the letter to ensure your enquiry is dealt with promptly by the correct member of our team.

For all other enquiries, please complete the form below.

Derby Head Office:
St. Michael’s Court
St. Michael’s Lane
Tel: 01332 340 211
Fax: 01332 207 601
DX: 729320 Derby 24
SRA number: 509657

54, St. John Street
Tel: 01335 342 208
Fax: 01335 342 010
DX: 26834 Ashbourne
SRA number: 511804

Opening Times:
Our offices are open Monday to
Friday between 08:00 & 18:00

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