Question: What is a cohabiting couple?
Answer: If you are living with your partner, and are not married or in a Civil Partnership, you may be considered a cohabiting couple.
Question: What rights does a cohabitant have?
If your relationship with your partner breaks down or your partner dies, you may be able to apply to Court for Financial Support.
Question: How do I qualify as a cohabitant?
Answer: Only a Court can decide if you qualify as a cohabitant.
Question: What does a Court look at to see if I qualify as a Cohabitant?
The length of your relationship.
How financially dependent you were on each other.
Whether or not you have children.
Whether you are considered a couple by others.
You must prove to the court that you lived with your partner in an “intimate and committed” relationship for a number of years.
Question: How many years?
Answer: Five years or Two years if you have children with your partner.
Talk to us (Kelly Colfer Solicitors) as soon as possible after your relationship ends as:
The law in this area is Complex.
The time limits are short.
The time limits are strict.
Kelly Colfer Solicitors
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