Cohabitation rights are increasingly important as more and more couples begin living together without being married. These cohabitees are able to secure their rights through what is called or known as cohabitation agreements. This secures what would happen to each person’s responsibilities in the event of separation or death.
A cohabitation agreement has become more and more crucial over the years. Many couples living together wrongly believe that they hold the same rights as married couples. However, this is certainly not the case. The law does not recognize any meaningful rights unless the couple is married or in a civil partnership. This can have extremely harsh realities for responsibilities such as mortgages, debts, and especially children. Having a cohabitation Agreement is crucial in order to best represent the interests of all parties involved whilst within an amicable status to reduce any confusion and mismanagement in the future if the relationship breaks down.
At Bloomsbury Law, we appreciate that these sorts of agreements can be awkward to discuss with your partner. However, it is important to consider all angles including relationship breakdown and death. We have years of experience in this area of law and look forward to listening to your situation and advising you according.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated top family law solicitors on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
We can provide you with clear, focused advice combined with a sympathetic understanding. In order to minimise the emotional and financial impact we will always act in your best interest and try to take a conciliatory approach. We will however, take a firm stance where this is necessary in order to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.