You are moving in with your partner but with no immediate plans to marry. It is an exciting time in your life and you probably don’t want to think about what might happen if things go wrong in the future, least of all discuss it with your partner.
You do however want to be practical and plan for all eventualities, so that you and you partner know what you want to happen to your finances if you separate. The law relating to unmarried couples is different to married couples. You can save a great deal of uncertainty and expense by having a cohabitation agreement (also known as a living together agreement) drawn up at the start.
How we can help...
Co-habitation agreements are becoming increasingly popular. They are designed to set out what would happen to the finances if the worst happens and your relationship breaks down.
We take time to understand your situation and your needs. Our specialist family law team is experienced in preparing co-habitation agreements, and can provide a seamless service with other specialist teams in the firm who can help you buy your house and prepare wills and trusts, so you can get on with your life knowing the basics are in place.
We adopt a flexible approach to working with our clients, with services available at a time and place to suit you, be it in person at our offices, your home or place of work, on the phone or by email. We communicate without using legal jargon and provide clarity, from the outset, on costs - often set at a fixed fee – and the timescales relevant to your circumstances.
We recognise that it might not be easy to take the first step in suggesting to your partner that an agreement would be sensible. We understand this.
Our specialist family law team can help and guide you. We are experienced in preparing in cohabitation agreements. We know every relationship is different and we make sure the agreement will suit your own circumstances.
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