There is no such thing as a “common law wife”. The law relating to married couples and their finances do not apply to couples who live together and are not married. The law governing cohabitation is the same for straight and same sex couples.
Often couples who live together own their property and disputes concerning that property ownership can only be dealt with a certain way. Sometimes only one partner owns their own property and the other partner has contributed to the household in some way. The law regarding property ownership in these circumstances in complex. We can assist you finding the right cost effective solution for you.
You may wish to enter into a cohabitation or living together agreement to set out how you and partner would like to live together. We can advise you and assist in the drafting of a cohabitation agreement.