The breakdown of any relationship is difficult and to some degree this can be even harder for unmarried couples, as there are often very complex financial problems to be resolved. We appreciate the difficulties that can arise from this situation and work with you to try and resolve matters as quickly as possible.
We provide assistance in assessing how joint assets should be fairly divided but if negotiation and discussion does not result in a satisfactory conclusion, we can represent you during Court proceedings, including dealing with any subsequent Order of Sale for your property.
In a situation where a property is only in one person’s name, we can advise either party as to whether the person not named may have a potential claim against the proceeds of sale of that property as a result of the cohabitation.
COMMON QUESTIONS UNMARRIED COUPLES HAVE ARE:
What financial claims do I have against my partner, if any?
With regards to the sale of the family home, what interests, if any, do I have in the proceeds of sale?
Do I get to stay in the family home?
What will happen to my children and will my partner have to pay any child maintenance?