More couples than ever are choosing to live together without being married or in a civil partnership. However many do not realise that they have few legal rights against each other if the relationship breaks down and a ‘common law’ marriage is not a legally recognised status.
You can avoid potential disputes and protect your assets at the same time by having a cohabitation or living together agreement. This is a formal record of how you and your partner agree to own and share your property and assets if the relationship breaks down. If you decide to marry, we can turn a cohabitation agreement into a pre-nuptial agreement.
If your relationship breaks down and you do not have a cohabitation agreement in places, contact us to see if you could make a financial claim against your ex.
If you are thinking of setting up a cohabitation agreement contact us and we will go through all the things you need to consider. By putting a formal agreement in place you could avoid costly and unnecessary legal proceedings in the future.
Download our Information sheet on cohabitation.