Special laws are applicable to common law relationships. How property is divided when common law couples separate is not the same as for married couples. There may also be obligations that arise in terms of support for the other party or for a child. Importantly, there are time limitations that apply to any application for such support.

If you are in a common law relationship and are thinking of separating, it is important to seek out legal advice at the earliest opportunity to ensure that you are aware of your rights and obligations. The law of trusts may be applicable and, accordingly, it is important to preserve evidence that may help prove or disprove contribution to assets.

At South Point Law Centre, we can advise you of your rights and obligations and help protect you. We can guide you through the process of separation and help you determine what is the best option for you to resolve matters.