Cohabitation (Living together)

If you are a couple in a relationship who have been sharing a home together but are not married you are said to be "co-habiting" or put simply, living together. No matter how long you live together you do not have the same rights as a married couple and are not in a civil partnership.

In reality as a couple cohabiting or living together, you have fewer rights than a couple who have been together for a similar amount of time but have chosen to register a civil partnership.

These different descriptions of your status as a couple and the legal implications and rights involved can be confusing, it is prudent to get expert legal advice from qualified lawyers if you can. At Family Law Southampton we can help clarify your situation and offer the best legal advice on cohabitation in Southampton.

Family Law Southampton are family lawyers in Southampton who have years of expertise and experience in providing the best legal advice on cohabitation law and the law as it affects unmarried couples living together.

We know that all couples circumstances are different  contact us on 0800 083 8359, to find out how we can help you and tailor our advice to your situation. You can also fill out our online enquiry form alternatively you can contact us by email email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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