Cohabitation Agreements

Common law marriage is a myth. If you’re living together and not married, you do not have the same financial claims as a married couple.

Find out how to protect your interests through cohabitation agrements and estate planning.

Cohabitatees

Common law marriage is a myth. If you’re living together and not married, you do not have the same financial claims as a married couple.

Find out how to protect your interests through cohabitation agrements and estate planning.

What is a cohabitation agreement?

A cohabitation agreement is a legally binding document between unmarried couples who are living together.  It sets out arrangements for your finances, property or children while you’re living together and if you split up, become ill or die.

Why do I need one?  Over 3.4m unmarried couples live together in England & Wales. Under the law, they are considered cohabitees with no automatic rights (this also applies to couples with an unregistered nikah). Without a cohabitation agreement, one of you could be left with nothing. Cohabitation agreements can protect your interests and make sure that what belongs to you, comes back to you.

What else can I do?  You can speak to our team about making or updating your will (estate planning).

For Property.
For Finances.
For Children.

What is a cohabitation agreement?

A cohabitation agreement is a legally binding document between unmarried couples who are living together.  It sets out arrangements for your finances, property or children while you’re living together and if you split up, become ill or die.

Why do I need one?  Over 3.4m unmarried couples live together in England & Wales. Under the law, they are considered cohabitees with no automatic rights (this also applies to couples with an unregistered nikah). Without a cohabitation agreement, one of you could be left with nothing. Cohabitation agreements can protect your interests and make sure that what belongs to you, comes back to you.

What else can I do? You can speak to our team about making or updating your will (estate planning).

For Property.
For Finances.
For Children.

✓ Save Money

We offer an affordable fixed fee cohabitation package. Ask our team your questions during a free 15 minute consultation. 

✓ Save Time

Cohabitation Agreements are legally binding and can protect you and your partner in the event of separation, illness or death.  

✓ Save Energy

Cohabitation agreements pave the way for less conflict and a more transparent and fair outcome for you and your partner.

How it works

Ask our team to draft your agreement before you move in with each other or when you’ve been living together for many years. Start the process by booking a call with our experienced family law solicitors. 

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We aim to reply to all enquiries within 24-48 hours (Monday-Friday). If your question is urgent, we recommend contacting our team by phone.

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