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Articles : Unmarried couples

Divorce and family law explained 

How you own your house really matters

By Woolley & Co, on Wednesday June 22, 2011 at 4:59pm

Imagine the situation. You and your new found love have decided to take the plunge and buy a home together, a gorgeous flat for £100,000. You have your £50,000 deposit but your partner doesn’t have quite as much as you to contribute to the deposit, just £5,000. You agree to pay the mortgage of £45,000 on a 50:50 basis.Never mind you say, we’ll live together in happiness and money won’t matter. What’s...

Political battles over unmarried couples rights

By Woolley & Co, on Wednesday December 3, 2008 at 3:06pm

The political parties are at odds it seems when it comes to the rights of unmarried couples and how these rights can be protected in law. Specialist family law firm Woolley & Co see the significant impact that misunderstanding can have when unmarried couples split and expect to receive the same rights as their married counterparts. In this article we consider the different options being explored by the parties and considers the impact on cohabiting couples. There is...

Unmarried fathers parental rights

By Woolley & Co, on Tuesday February 12, 2008 at 10:38am

You might think that father's parental rights are reasonably straight-forward. Certainly the media would have us believe that fathers are being increasingly encouraged to take on responsibilities for their children's upbringing. But if a couple are not married the unmarried father may get a shock when it comes to paternity rights.Men co-habiting with someone with whom they have children may get a nasty shock if there is a separation. Even though you both know that you are...

Moving in together - what happens if things go wrong

By Woolley & Co, on Tuesday February 12, 2008 at 10:37am

There are so many issues which arise when a relationship ends, and it is often hard to keep on top of all the different decisions which will need to be made. The hardest part may be making the decision that the relationship is over – but the consequences of this will doubtless touch all aspects of your life. These days, more couples than ever are bringing assets such as properties with them into a relationship, but have no real idea...

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