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.

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