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Cohabitation Disputes

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Often people assume that cohabitation disputes only happen between unmarried couples, but increasingly these disputes can arise when buying property with friends or family members too.

Most cohabitation disputes happen between unmarried couples. These couples commonly believe that if they have lived together for many years then they have the same rights as married couples, which is not true. There is a misconception about a “common law” marriage.

Unfortunately, a Court will not take into account the length of time a couple has lived together, or if one family member has raised children and run the household. The problems can become apparent when the property is in the sole name of one of the parties. However, with sound legal advice from Hattons Solicitors you may be able to prove that you are entitled to an interest in the property.

Ways to Prove You Are Entitled to an Interest In a Property

There are a few ways to prove that you are entitled to an interest in the property. These include:

Cohabitation disputes can also occur when the property is registered in joint names. The dispute could be that one party does not want to leave the property or they may be refusing to agree to sell the property. At Hattons we understand that this can make a separation more prolonged and painful as neither party can move on.

With expert legal advice you could find out your rights to access a property, how to sell a property without the consent of the other party or even how to buy out the other party’s interest in the property.

Hattons Advise You On Cohabitation Disputes

This area of the law can be complex as each situation is unique. Therefore it is important to choose a solicitor that you can trust, who will guide you through the process explaining your options clearly.

At Hattons Solicitors we work closely with our clients to keep them well informed about the progress of their case. Our clients can also access our online file view system to find out where their case is up to at their own convenience.

Click here to find out about the limited legal funding options available for specific types of family law cases

We cover all aspects of family law and offer very competitive rates and payment plans to ease the financial pressure. Costs can be discussed at the initial appointment. Click this link to check if you qualify for Legal Aid or not.

If you would like to find out how Hattons can help you solve a cohabitation dispute call our expert family law legal team on 0800 298 9690, or alternatively fill in the Call Back Request form to the right of this page.


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