There is no legal definition of co-habitation, however, it can be described as a relationship between a man and a woman who live together and are not legally married to each other.
Official statistics show that co-habiting couples with and without children is the fastest growing UK family type. The figures for England and Wales show that the number of people under the age of forty co-habiting will overtake the number of people of the same age who are married. It is therefore clear that co-habitation is becoming more and more popular. Unfortunately, however, just as with married couples, co-habiting relationships can break down.
Here at Advantage Solicitors our family team has years of experience in dealing with co-habitation disputes. We can advise you about the breakdown of your relationship including finances and children matters.