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"There was transparency from the word go. I would never hesitate to go back in the future."

A private client: family team

"The team as a whole is excellent. They conduct good communications across departments as well."

A private client: family team

"They provide excellent service. They are immediately responsive and sensitive but provide straightforward and clear advice."

A private client: family team

"Jan is extremely knowledgeable and professional, compassionate as well, and pretty tenacious. She went above and beyond the call of duty."

A private client: family team

"Very good and efficient"

A private client: family team

"Debra is a well-regarded collaborative lawyer who acts for professionals, business owners and armed forces personnel."

Chambers and partners 2017

"Jan Galloway specialises in cross-border cases and is capable of handling both financial and children work which spans multiple jurisdictions."

Chambers and partners 2017

"Katy conducts good quality work in larger and complex private law matters. She is very thorough and establishes a good rapport."

Independent third party: family

"Jan Galloway understands how international private law issues operate in children cases"

Independent third party: family

"The ‘efficient and capable’ team at Moore Blatch LLP has worked on several pre-nuptial agreements and high-value divorce cases in 2015."

Legal 500 2016

"Jan fought very hard, and was sensible at the same time."

Market commentator: family

"Jan is such a people person. She protects the client but she works for the benefit of the family, and she has good judgment."

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Cohabitation

Cohabitation is an arrangement where two people who are not married live together in an emotionally and/or intimate relationship on a long-term or permanent basis.

The law surrounding cohabitation is extremely complex and it is important that you understand the legal implications, particularly if you are considering buying a house or having children together.

Cohabitation usually refers to unmarried couples who live together, on a long term or permanent basis, without formally registering their relationship as a marriage.

Cohabitation agreements

The law relating to cohabiting couples is completely different to law for married couples. A cohabitation agreement can help regulate and define what is to happen if the relationship does break down. It also helps to provide certainty and regulate any financial contributions that either party may make during the relationship.

Buying together

Whether you have a long or short-term relationship, buying a property together is an important step.

The ownership of any property must be recorded correctly so that if your relationship breaks down, you both get back the money that you intended. As the law is so different for unmarried couples, it is important that you understand the financial claims that can be made and those that can be lost. It is also important to understand how children might affect the situation in the event that a relationship breaks down.

Contact us

For more information and to book an appointment at our Southampton office, please contact Debra Emery.

For Richmond and City appointments please contact Jan Galloway.

 

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