Major Family Law is a leading boutique family law firms in the north east specialising in matters of divorce and splitting up, child and parental disputes, cohabitation and more. Our team all specialise exclusively in family law and provide cost-effective professional guidance and specialist legal knowledge, plus full court representation if required.

People live together as couples without anything formal in place for various reasons, this is called cohabitation. With nothing legal such as a marriage or civil-partnership in place, both partners are free to stay or go as they wish. When the relationship breaks down, there are often arrangements to be made, such as children, living arrangements or property. We offer a free 45-minute consultation either on the phone, over Zoom or in person, to discuss the legal position of your current situation.

Many people who cohabit fail adequately to protect themselves or their assets in the event of a relationship breakdown. The rights of people living together as opposed to the rights of those who are married or in a civil partnership, differs considerably. Lawyers use the word ‘cohabiting’ to explain people living together without marriage or civil-partnership.  We are able to offer advice to cohabitants in matters relating to:

Cohabitants have very different rights concerning property and financial matters and, most importantly, there is no legal requirement for cohabitants to be ‘fair’ when the relationship breaks down. We strongly recommend that you appoint us and ask us to liaise with your partner so as to reach a fair agreement whilst you are both reasonable, rather than try to resolve the dispute when emotions are more negative. We specialise in matters of family law and provide a cost-effective service to give you the peace of mind that you need.

If nothing has been agreed regarding what should happen if there is a breakdown, then we can deal with reaching an agreement or making an application dealing with children or property. Get in touch today for a free 45-minute consultation with one of the leading family solicitors in Newcastle Upon Tyne and the surrounding areas.