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Cohabitation

In the last several decades families have changed. Lots of couples are living together (and have children together) without getting married. The wise ones make sure to establish a cohabitation agreement to protect their rights.

There is a popular myth that couples who have lived together for years eventually acquire some legal rights in relation to each other, similar to those enjoyed by people who do marry. This is known as a “common law” husband or wife. Because of this misunderstanding, couples seem frequently surprised to learn upon the breakdown of their relationship that they have little or no rights or remedies.

Our team of family solicitors can advise you on the merits of a cohabitation agreement which can include financial guidelines (property interests and other assets) and, in case they are involved, arrangements for children.

While the idea of a cohabitation agreement may seem very unromantic to you, especially at the beginning of your relationship, such agreements ensure you are fully protected should the relationship breakdown.

Expert in drafting cohabitation agreements, we can provide you with the legal advice and practical support you need to future-proof your best interests.

In the sad case that your relationship has ended and there isn’t a cohabitation agreement in place, we can give you legal advice in this situation as well.

We can assist you on all the aspects of the breakdown of your relationship and offer particular expertise in areas where the financial position is complex.

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you contact us today.

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