Cohabitation Agreements and Disputes

For many people, it is a surprise to find out there is no such thing as a “common law” spouse. The law treats unmarried couples very differently to married couples and this can often put one of you at a significant disadvantage.

This is why it is important to get legal advice if you are moving in with your partner, having children together or if you find your relationship is in difficulties.

Our team of family solicitors have years of experience in helping unmarried couples to:

  • Understand where they stand in relation to owning property together or when it is owned solely by one person
  • Drawing up Cohabitation Agreements to make arrangements clear from the start
  • Consider Pre-Nuptial Agreements when couples decide to marry
  • Consider mediation as a way of reaching agreement over property and arrangements for the children if the relationship breaks down
  • Make applications to court for a Judge to decide upon disputes over the ownership or entitlement to property

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