Many people don't realise that, whatever they may have been told, there is no such thing as a 'common-law marriage' in English law. When a relationship breaks down, the law treats separating cohabitees very differently to divorcing spouses in terms of their finances.

If you are cohabiting, and you want to try to protect your financial position, or you are separating and you need to know what you might be entitled to expect, we can advise you.