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Cohabitation Agreement Solicitors

Cohabitation Agreement Solicitors If you are a cohabiting with your partner and would like protection in the event your relationship comes to an end, our expert cohabitation agreement solicitors will be able to assist.

For many, a wedding is an expensive, old fashioned, and unnecessary institution. But marriage is still recognised legally and getting married can confer important legal rights regarding co-ownership of assets and finances to a couple. This can be crucial if the marriage should end in separation.

If you live with a partner but are not married, you may not have any legal right to contest how your shared assets are divided in the event of a separation. While many couples in this situation believe they are protected by something called ā€œcommon law marriageā€, there is, in fact, no such thing in UK law.

This is why couples are increasingly turning to cohabitation agreements as a way of protecting themselves. By coming to an agreement with your partner over what will happen to finances, property, and debt in the event of a separation, you can safeguard yourself against future disputes that could lead to lengthy legal battles.

Our knowledgeable family law team possesses many years of experience assisting clients in preparing cohabitation agreements and we act for clients in throughout the UK.

If you are considering a cohabitation agreement and would like to speak to an experienced family law solicitor please call us onĀ 0800 086 2929, emailĀĀ or complete ourĀ Free Online Enquiry Form to arrange a FREE initial consultation.

What is a cohabitation agreement?

A cohabitation agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement. It typically includes decisions on how aspects of a couple’s finances and other joint responsibilities will be arranged should they separate. A cohabitation agreement could include:

A cohabitation agreement is legally binding unless deemed unfair in Court. As a formal legal document, it is not something that should be entered into lightly. Each party needs to voluntarily agree to sign, and both should seek legal advice from qualified family law solicitor before they proceed. A third, independent solicitor will draft the final agreement, ensuring impartiality.

How our cohabitation agreement solicitors can help

When deciding to sign a cohabitation agreement it is important to seek legal advice from a solicitor you can trust. Our team have many years of experience in Family Law.

An experienced and accredited solicitor will have an initial consultation with you to discuss your situation in more detail. Once we understand your circumstances better, we can provide you with a clearer understanding of how we can help you.Ā  We will also provide you with a price quotation and a choice of funding methods at the outset.

Contact our cohabitation agreement solicitors

Our enquiry lines are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

CallĀ 0800 086 2929, emailĀĀ or complete ourĀ Free Online Enquiry Form to arrange an initial consultation and let our experienced cohabitation agreement solicitors explain your legal rights and options.

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