Do I have any rights as a common law Husband or Wife?
Cohabitees have very little rights under the law as there is no such thing as “common law marriage”.
Obtaining a cohabitation agreement is the same as entering into a contract and can be enforced in a court in the same way a contract can be.
If a cohabiting relationship breaks down there is very little protection for the weaker partner, typically the woman, who often has children. As a result, some cohabiting families can find themselves facing real difficulties should they split up, particularly when children are involved.
If you obtain a cohabitation agreement that has been drafted by a specialist then your agreement will be legally binding.
This service is just £199 and compared to high street law firms could save you over £1,000.
If you would like any advice about what should go into a cohabitation agreement, give our advisors a call today on 01793 384 029 and they will be able to go into your individual circumstances in the more detail.