Unmarried familiesWhen the unthinkable happens
At Beck Fitzgerald we encourage a collaborative approach to reaching a fair settlement when relationships break up. We will listen to you, understand your needs and anxieties, and will work with you to try to find the solution that works for your family so that you can move forward.
The legal position for unmarried families or co-habitees is entirely different to the position of married couples, and it is very important that you fully understand what the law says about your particular situation so that you can try to negotiate a fair and sensible way forward. There is no such thing as a ‘common-law’ husband or wife. This is a common misconception.
At Beck Fitzgerald we are experienced at looking after the interests of those who have been in an unmarried family and deal with high net worth cases and others where resources are very tight. We work with you to ensure that you fully understand your choices and the costs involved with the various options open to you. We can advise you on dispute resolution options, including negotiation, mediation and collaborative ways to settling any disputes you have. Where cases can’t be settled by agreement and without the need to go to court, we will help you through the court process and will represent you sensitively and robustly so that you can secure a fair outcome.
We always take the time to understand your emotional and practical needs so we can help you find the best way forward to bring your relationship to a fair conclusion enabling you to move forward.
Please contact us now on email@example.com or 020 7101 3090.