How we can help you
At the end of a relationship, claims under the 2006 Act are time-barred one year after separation, so urgent advice is often needed; there may however be other routes for a cohabitant to make a claim, so if things are delayed, sound and comprehensive legal advice can still be very beneficial. At the start of a relationship, you might be considering buying a property with your partner, and if so, you should consider an agreement to regulate that:
It is also possible to have a claim in the Scottish court at the end of a cohabitating relationship if you are living elsewhere, as long as you are still domiciled in Scotland; we are well placed to advise on this, as we have dual-qualified English and Scottish solicitors, as well as international links through the International Academy of Family Lawyers.
Together with colleagues, we can also assist in considering wills and inheritance; tax planning; and matters relating to children.
See here for some frequently asked questions from cohabiting clients.