What rights do I have on the breakdown of a cohabiting relationship?
If you are in a cohabiting relationship that breaks down, then you have certain rights that will have been set out in the agreement itself. As mentioned above, the agreement is designed to set out arrangements for finances, child care and assets in the event that the cohabitation breaks down. It may not cover all legal issues – a trust deed is also recommended for setting out property rights. If you have not entered into a cohabitation agreement, you will need specific advice as to your rights.