For those couples who are not married or in a civil partnership, in the event of separation or death they do not have the same legal rights as married/civil partnership couples, regardless of the number of years they have been together or whether they have children.

Cohabitation agreements are legal documents that can be drawn up between unmarried couples or those who wish to live together, such as friends or siblings.

These can set out arrangements and create legal obligations between parties concerning finances, property and children while you’re living together and if you separate, become ill or pass away.

Our family team can work with you to understand your personal situation and draft a cohabitation agreement.

How we can help

While we appreciate it can be ‘unromantic’ to think about the possibility of separation, if it was to happen and you were left in a worse, or unfair, financial position compared to your ex-partner, contesting the division of assets can cost an enormous amount of money to fight out in court.

We work with couples to discuss and draw up their agreement to help give them peace of mind.

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Recognised by The Legal 500 UK, our Family Law team ‘provides an effective and modern approach to legal advice, supporting its clients both practically and sensitively.’

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