Contrary to popular belief, the concept of “common law marriage” does not exist within English law. The fact that you live with someone for years does not mean you have any legal rights on separation and could mean that one partner is left with nothing.
A Cohabitation Agreement is a legal document that can be used to set out how assets, such as property or savings, will be split. It can also be used to set out any arrangements for children and pets if the couple were to separate.
The agreement can be drawn up at any time but is usually done before the couple enter into a big commitment together, such as buying a property, taking out a mortgage or having children.
How our cohabitation solicitors can help you:
- Offer you an initial no-obligation consultation to ensure you understand all issues you will face
- Prepare the paperwork required to ensure any agreement reached is full and final
- Work with you from start to finish to avoid you facing any uncertainty or risks in the future
- Assist you in effecting changes to property arrangements, such as adding or removing a person from ownership. More information can be found on our transfer of equity page.
Contact our family team for an initial, no obligation, consultation on 01732 747900 or [email protected]
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