Cohabiting Couples and Break Up
The law currently provides little protection for cohabiting couples which can prove problematic for many couples particularly with regard to ownership of property and finances and issues relating to children.
The break-up of a relationship can have severe financial consequences for cohabitees without clear and defined evidence in support of your share of a property, as it is not automatically divided equally. An asset which is held in the sole name of one party will remain their asset in its entirety, which may have a serious impact upon the other party and any dependent children.
A co-habitation agreement is a wise precaution to take to avoid disputes of this nature. The co-habitation agreement can deal with issues such as: –
- Ownership of assets existing before the cohabitation took place.
- Ownership of assets built up during the course of the cohabitation.
- Responsibility for any expenses such as mortgage payments.
- Arrangements should one partner die.
Relationship Breakdown Advice
In the event of a relationship breakdown, our expert Family Law Solicitors can provide you with advice regarding your rights and assist you in negotiating with your ex-partner.
Cohabitation Agreement Fees
Our expert Family Law Solicitors will be able to provide you with a tailored Cohabitation Agreement. We offer competitive hourly rates.
We also offer fixed fee appointments should you require advice following the breakdown of your relationship at £100 + VAT for an hour session. This includes providing you with detailed written advice following the meeting and if required preparing a letter to your partner.
Please call our specialist Family Law Solicitors now on 0844 800 9860 for a free telephone consultation or contact us online.