Are you unmarried?

Ownership of property can be a complicated issue if you are co-habiting but not married.

Cohabitee Disputes

Many unmarried couples assume that if they have cohabited for a certain period of time then they have legal rights similar to married couples. This is usually referred to as being a ‘common law wife or husband’, however, this is not correct.

In fact the Courts do not take into account the length of time you have lived together or even whether you have raised children together. If the property is registered in the sole name of one person then the other has to prove they are entitled to an interest in it. This can be a complicated legal exercise involving detailed calculations in order to establish precisely who has what interest in the property, you should therefore seek independent expert legal advice to establish your rights.

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Meet The Civil Disputes Team

Manjit Kaur-Heer

Manjit Kaur-Heer

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team

Email: Manjit
Tel: 024 7638 7821

About Manjit

Manjit qualified as a Solicitor in 1990 and brings a wealth of legal experience in Litigation to Willsons. Manjit has a specialist interest in disputes involving property ownership, validity of Wills, estates and inheritance. A number of these claims have risen in the family contexts. Inheritance disputes may arise when the validity of the Will is in question and also when an individual feels someone who has died has not made enough provision in their estate for them.

Manjit has considerable expertise in Contentious Probate area of law having dealt with numerous claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and around the validity of Wills arising from matters such as undue influence, forgery and lack of testamentary capacity.

Manjit often acts in these situations for children or disabled and/or venerable adults.

Manjit has experience and has represented individuals and business in connection with large money claims, has acted for share-holders in the protection of their minority interests, for company directors facing personal claims, for partners in partnership disputes, for Claimants in professional negligence claims, for employers and employees in connection with employment claims, for Landlords and tenants of business premises and advised in all manner of insolvency and contractual disputes.

Manjit is a Sikh and was born in the Punjab in India and has extended family in India, Canada and the United States. Manjit’s interests are varied and include walking, dance, music, Bollywood, reading, movies, cookery and fashion.

Elizabeth Ashford

Elizabeth Ashford

Solicitor

Email: Elizabeth
Tel: 024 7638 7821
M: 07458 027 010

About Elizabeth

As a new member of the Civil team, Elizabeth is looking forward to sharing more information about herself soon.