In English law there is no such thing as a ‘common law’ wife or husband. This means that the rights afforded to a spouse are not the same as for a cohabitee.
This can make things difficult if the relationship breaks down in the future particularly in regards to finance and property. So even if splitting up is the last thing on your mind right now, it’s sensible to plan for the future by creating a cohabitation agreement. This will give you the peace of mind that however your relationship may change in the future, both people’s intentions will be made clear.
We understand that every couple is different. We take the time to get to know you so that we can draft an agreement that reflects your own circumstances. It will detail your responsibilities in the event of a break up. With the agreement in place you can get on with your life, with the peace of mind that every eventuality is planned for. You’ll know where you stand and if the worst happens and your relationship does break down, the legal implications will be one less thing to worry about.
We are also able to advise you in the eventuality of your relationship breaking down. We offer sympathetic and pragmatic advice on all areas of cohabitation breakdown.