Cohabitation Matters

  • It has become more and more common in recent years for cohabitation to happen before, and outside of, civil partnerships and marriage
  • It is extremely important, however, that you consider the legal aspects of this arrangement, as you are not protected by marriage or civil partnership laws, no matter how long you have been cohabiting
  • Sterling Law can help you create cohabitation agreements that protect you and your partner’s property and rights, and help you navigate trust and land law, which ultimately decides how property is divided otherwise
  • Cohabitation agreements extend past property law – custody and other aspects of family law can also be affected. If you are in a dependent relationship and cohabiting, but not married, it is highly suggested that you make sure your child’s financial needs will be met in the case of cohabitation ending
  • There are simply too many cases relating to cohabitation law to summarise in an easy-to-read page. We recommend that if you have any questions, you contact our team, who will guide you through what you can and can’t do, and what you should do to protect your interests. We are rated in the top 4% of firms for value for money in the UK – so improving your legal condition in cohabitation needn’t be an expensive or time-consuming investment! Rather, it is a valuable method of protection for yourself that is easily available and extremely useful.
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• The child that you wish to adopt must be under 18 (at the point when the application is made)
• The child must never have been married or in a civil partnership.

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Getting divorced has both an emotional and financial toll. Without a good lawyer behind you, you may end up getting the short end of the stick, and relitigation is never something you want to go through. That’s why Sterling Law is here to help.

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Children Matters Children Matters

Custody in a divorce is arguably the most important decision that has to be made, both by you and the court for what is in the “best interests of the child”.

Sterling Law can help you, whether mother or father, to get rights to see and spend as much time as possible with your children.

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Sterling Law’s expertise in marriage and family law applies equally to same sex-marriage, so if you are reading the page above, every legal part of the process is equally open to you, and our team will be happy to help!

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