Unmarried couples

Scared about what your rights are on separation?

When unmarried couples separate, they don’t have the same rights as married couples do. But you may still have assets as a couple, or children together, and be anxious about where you stand.

We will help you understand what you are entitled to, and get you the best outcome for your situation.

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Avoid Disputes on Separation

Sometimes, living together just doesn’t work out and the end of a relationship can cause difficulties in deciding who gets what in terms of assets. At all times, we want to help you avoid going to court.

At Harrogate Family Law, we help many unmarried couples sort out who gets what on a separation and what the arrangements for their children should be.

As leading solicitors in Harrogate and Yorkshire, we are ranked joint No.1 for family law in North Yorkshire by Chambers UK and Legal 500.

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Why you need Harrogate Family Law

Get a fair deal

We aim to get you everything you’re entitled to, delivering the best deal for your situation.

Keep out of court

95% of our cases are agreed out of court which saves you time, money and stress.

Avoid costly mistakes

We spot and avoid problems before they happen.

Save money

With our expert solicitors, you’ll get a better outcome and save money.

The Harrogate Family Law team know how to negotiate professionally

On your side

We are caring and compassionate and will look after you.

The team uses time very economically and efficiently and the advice is very good. I am very impressed and would recommend them wholeheartedly.

Client comment in Chambers 2022 edition

They made me feel my legal matters were in safe hands and displayed a sense that they were working for me in a supportive and constructive way.

Client comment in Chambers 2022 edition

The small and dedicated team genuinely cares about its clients and the issues affecting them. It pays huge attention to detail, offers high-quality advice and an enormous amount of support”.

- Legal 500 in its 2020 edition

Extremely client-focused – I really felt like they had my best interests at heart. Their attention to detail and their ability to remember every bit of the case was astonishing.

- Client comment in Chambers 2019 edition

Their documents are detailed and thorough and their preparation for court is excellent, with sensible advice given to clients.

- Barrister comment in Chambers 2019 edition

Clients single out the firm’s diligence in ‘leaving no stone unturned; its very quick response times, detailed knowledge and thorough approach amounts to a first-rate level of service.

- Legal 500 2017 edition

I could not have found a more supportive representative than you. Your choice of barrister was perfect. I could not have asked for a better outcome.

– DS