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Cohabiting couples do not have as much legal protection in England and Wales as those couples who are married or in a civil partnership, and therefore further complications regarding finances or other assets could arise should your relationship, unfortunately, break down. Whilst it is not pleasant to assume the worse, it would be sensible to put in place a Cohabitation Agreement that can help avoid these issues should they arise.
To do this, you should seek the help of a family law solicitor who specialises in cohabitation agreements. We have an experienced family law team who can guide you and your partner through the processes. If, however, you are already in dispute with an ex-partner, and you do not have a cohabitation agreement in place, we can provide expert legal advice on the options available to you including mediation and litigation services.
Please contact our specialist family law team regarding your cohabitation legal matter on 023 9244 8100 or make an online enquiry.
What is a Cohabitation Agreement?
A Cohabitation Agreement is a written legal agreement between cohabiting couples. It is a legal document that sets out what would happen should the relationship come to an end. It can cover various obligations and issues including:
- Any shared property
- Child responsibility and access
- Child maintenance or financial agreements
- What happens to any outstanding debts
- Other jointly owned assets or pets
Cohabitation Agreements should not be a one size fits all, and should be tailored to you and your partner’s circumstances. Therefore, you should seek the advice of a family law solicitor who will protect your best interests and ensure that the agreement has been drawn up accurately, hopefully avoiding any potential disputes in the future by reaching a mutually agreeable solution now.
Whatever your cohabitation legal matter or dispute might be, our expert cohabitation lawyers are here to listen and provide sensitive, pragmatic advice tailored to your situation.
Remember you can talk to us in complete confidence and gain reassurance from speaking to someone who understands your situation.
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