Many couples live together without getting married, under the impression that after a certain amount of time they have the same legal rights as a married couple. This is not the case.
The term ‘common law marriage’ is often used by has no actual legal recognition, and many couples don’t find this out until the relationship has unfortunately broken down and they find they don’t have the rights they expected.
A cohabitation agreement can help. This agreement will set out arrangements that apply while you are living together and what will happen if the relationship ends – including financial guidelines and arrangements for children if they are also involved.
Our family solicitors can provide you with the legal advice and support you need to future-proof your interests. Our team can help you draft a comprehensive cohabitation agreement so that both parties can rest assured that the majority of scenarios are accounted for.
Additionally, if a relationship has broken down without a cohabitation agreement in place, our team can provide you with legal advice on your rights and help you to get the best possible solution in this difficult situation.
Get in touch today for a free consultation.
By submitting your details, you are agreeing to share your data with the Metamorph Group of Companies. To opt out; please see details on our privacy statement by clicking here.
Divorce and Family MattersPersonal Advice
We both just want to say a massive thank you for acting as our ILA on our recent remortgage. Your help and guidance along with your 'leave it with me' approach was a great comfort to us as we managed our way through a frustrating time with our new lender. Many thanks again
Zoe Smith, Abbey House, Shrewsbury
May I take this opportunity to thank you and your staff, but in particular yourself, for the help and guidance over the last 16 months. I came to rely on your calm and ultra professional way of dealing with matters in hand. Thank you.
Emma Wing, Shrewsbury Office
Dear Alison, you were very diligent and helpful in achieving the outcome I required against an insurance company. You have an excellent understanding of the law and a logical approach. Thank you.
Alison McLachlan, Shrewsbury Office
Dear Caroline, Thank you very much for coming out to see me yesterday afternoon. You were very reassuring in your approach and I felt in good hands. Much better than my previous solicitor.
Caroline Gregg, Shrewsbury Office