Rise in pensioners cohabiting outside of marriage

In just a decade the number of people over the age of 65 living together in England and Wales has doubled. The official study of census figures has shown that more than a quarter of a million people over the age of 65 were living together at the time, which is double the number recorded a decade earlier. This has resulted in the proportion of people of retirement age living on their own dropping from 34% to 31%. Part of this increase has been attributed to longer life expectancy and healthier lifestyles. However the social stigma among older people and the relaxed attitude to the idea of cohabiting without any compulsion to marry again has also contributed to the rise. To read more please click on below link.


It is important to consider whether it is appropriate to enter into a cohabitation agreement with your partner.

A cohabitation agreement is a formal legal document entered into by cohabiting couples confirming the arrangements for finances, children and setting out the plans should the relationship breakdown. Thereby enabling both parties to be clear at the outset as to the expectations of the relationship.

At Terry Jones Solicitors, we have a wealth of experience in drafting and preparing cohabitation agreements to ensure that all eventualities are covered. If you are considering moving in with a partner or are already cohabiting, come and see one of our friendly and experienced solicitor for a free half hour consultation where we can discuss the options available to you.


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