Cohabitation Rights | What you need to know about Cohabitation
Cohabitation is a term used to describe two people who are in a relationship with each other and are living together but who are not married. There is no such thing as a ‘common law marriage/relationship’. The legal rights of cohabiting couples are very different to those of married couples or civil partners. This is particularly relevant in relation to provisions for children, finances and inheritance rights. Undoubtedly, these will always come to the fore if couples separate.
Moira Reynolds is a Partner at Everys Solicitors and is the Head of Family. She has worked in Family Law since 2000, qualifing as a solicitor in 2005, and is a member of Resolution – the national organisation for Family lawyers.
Although Moira acts for clients in all aspects of Family Law, her particular expertise is in dealing with complex and/or high net worth financial matters which have a business or pension element; and advises clients who have built up considerable NHS/Forces/Police Service pensions, as well as those who have worked in industry for many years.