Cohabitation agreements

Nowadays, couples are just as likely to live together and have children as they are to get married.  Statistics show that cohabiting couples are also far more likely to separate than those who are married.

Four out of five people believe that cohabiting couples have the same rights as married couples, which simply isn’t true. The law is in a constant state of flux as courts wrestle with adapting the law to modern society, and couples keen to avoid this legal minefield, which often only becomes apparent after the relationship breaks down, should consider a cohabitation agreement.

A cohabitation agreement gives cohabiting couples - or couples considering living together - the opportunity to clarify how they intend to own property and also provides for the ways in which they would deal with their financial affairs if they were to separate.

We have specialists who can provide pragmatic and practical advice in this complex area of family law.