Cohabitation means living with a partner not as a married couple or in a civil partnership.

The principle of a Common Law spouse is not recognised in English law, whilst those that have lived together for some time often believe that should their relationship breakdown, they will have legal rights similar to those of married couples, this is simply not the case.

It is therefore important if you are an unmarried couple living together, planning to live together or planning to buy a house together to discuss and understand what you each understand to be your respective interests in your home and whether or how those interests in the home could or should change in the future. By recording those discussions in an agreement it is the best way of protecting your respective interests in the property in the event of your relationship subsequently breaking down.

Our team will provide effective clear and concise advice and assistance to you, helping you put in a place an agreement that is truly reflective of how you own your home.

I have now received my copy of the Cohabitation Agreement. Thank you for representing my interests and for your excellent work.

Paul Paxton

Family Law & Divorce Team

Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin Head Family Law Team

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Silvia Devecchi

Silvia Devecchi Divorce & Family Law Solicitor

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Karen Anker

Karen Anker Divorce & Family Law Solicitor

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We offer a fixed fee consultation of £50 for the first appointment.
Get in touch on law@barrellison.co.uk or call 01223 417200 and ask for the Family Team.