If an unmarried couple separate, it is likely that they will need to divide the assets that they own. It is a common misconception that, if you live together as husband and wife, you will enjoy the same legal rights as if you were married.

The ideal solution is for separating couples is to reach an agreement between themselves about how their assets should be divided. We can give you the right advice on your rights and responsibilities, so that you can come to an agreement, and we can help to prepare a Deed of Separation reflecting that agreement.

If it is not possible to reach agreement, court proceedings may need to be issued. If this happens we can be there to help you through the process. Our specialist team can run through your situation and your options, bringing you a better understanding of the steps you may wish to take.

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