Cohabitating couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples or civil partnerships and it is important to understand the impact of this for example, property rights. Hoban Boino solicitors can advise you fully in relation to your rights and entitlements.
Cohabiting couples are not married to each other, not in a registered civil partnership but living together in an intimate and committed relationship. When the relationship breaks down there are several important areas to consider, some of which are set out as follow:
- Property rights
- Guardianship/custody/access of any children
- Inheritance rights
It is important to note that under the current rules a dependent Cohabitant has 2 years only from the end of the relationship or death of the other party to bring proceedings redress under the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act, 2010. Therefore it is important to take legal advice as soon as possible.