More and more people are deciding to live together without ever getting married. Yet despite the increasing popularity of this relationship arrangement, there is limited legal protection for the parties over any financial disputes. Two couples in exactly the same financial situation but one couple married would receive very different treatment the married couple receiving much fairer settlement by virtue of the marriage.
There are real complexities involved for non-married families and the law is Trust related and dependent upon contributions and evidence so you should always take advice when you find yourself in difficulty.
You could take preventative action by having an agreement prepared and we can assist with that.