You've arrived at Findlaw's Cohabitation Centre for people thinking of living with one another, or thinking of buying or renting property together. Here you will find a wide range of legal information on subjects including what happens if you separate, issues with children and drawing up an agreement to formalise the situation.
- How is living together different from being married?continue reading
- Setting up homecontinue reading
- Making a 'living-together agreement'continue reading
- When you are living togethercontinue reading
- If you or your partner diescontinue reading
- State benefits for people living togethercontinue reading
- Tax matterscontinue reading
- Living Together and Your Rights if you separate: Pensionscontinue reading
- If you split upcontinue reading
- Arrangements if you have childrencontinue reading
- Sorting out the homecontinue reading
- Sorting out other items you owncontinue reading
- Domestic problems: Dealing with emergenciescontinue reading
- Cohabitee legal rights and responsibilitiescontinue reading
Who is responsible/liable for what?
Who is responsible/liable for what?
tortured with injuries
Can I use emails as evidence in residency hearing?
Forgot to sign debt Admission form
Stamp Duty on Share Purchases
Telephone purchase/recorded conversation
Grounds on which the release of a charge may be set aside
The man on the Clapham Omnibus
Recruitment agency send my CV to my Boss
Application Of New British Standards
Didn't turn up to court due to address change and now i'm responsible for huge bill
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