Cohabitation Agreement Service
The best way for cohabiting couples to protect themselves is to draw up a cohabitation agreement or a living together agreement as they are sometimes known, we can do this for you for a fixed fee of £599 including VAT.
The best way for cohabiting couples to protect themselves is to draw up a cohabitation agreement or a living together agreement as they are sometimes known, we can do this for you for a fixed fee of £599.00.
Solicitor Handled Cohabitation Agreement Service for £599
With more couples now opting not to get married, it is essential that they protect themselves in the event of a relationship breakdown, and obtain a cohabitation or living together agreement, as couples who live together have very little legal rights should they eventually split up.
There is no such thing as a common law husband or wife in English law and generally unmarried partners are treated as two strangers, if any dispute ends up in court.
A cohabitation agreement sets out what will happen to the finances and assets of the couple such as the family home, in the event of a breakup and will save unnecessary arguments and legal fees in the future.
It is in effect an insurance policy against splitting up. If you want to learn more before getting started, we have a guide to cohabitation agreements, answering all of the most common questions.
Our Cohabitation Agreement Service Costs £599 – What’s Included?
This cohabitation agreement service provides you with the legal advice you need to give your agreement enforceability with the courts whilst also having our solicitors deal with any queries from opposing solicitors. It allows you to carry on with your life without any fuss or stress.
- Solicitor Drafted Cohabitation Agreement to your exact needs
- Professional legal advice on the implications of signing the agreement
- The agreement will be sent to your partner and their solicitors if they have representation
- Any correspondence from your partner’s solicitor will be dealt with for you
- Your solicitor will advise you on any requested contract amendments or objections
- The original cohabitation contract will be securely stored for you
Common law man and wife
When it comes to cohabitation rights for unmarried couples there is no such thing as a common-law marriage in English law. Unlike the law for married couples, the law for cohabiting couples is very strict as to how assets are divided if your relationship ends.
For example, if you are not on the deeds to your family home, you may actually not be entitled to any settlement whatsoever, unless you can prove you have materially contributed to mortgage and other payments that add value to the property.
You will not be able to claim any maintenance for yourself and even if you have children, you may only be allowed to occupy the family home until the children leave school.
So as you can see, by not marrying, you are leaving yourself in a very vulnerable position and the ONLY way to protect yourself is to make a living together agreement that can be enforced.
A living together agreement, an alternative name for a cohabitation agreement, is a legally binding contract between a cohabiting couple that can be enforced in court if one party decides not to uphold the agreement.
Our experienced family law solicitors will prepare your cohabitation agreement based on the decisions you have reached.
They will send a draft to you and subject to any amendments, you will receive your agreement with instructions on how to put it into legal effect within 31 working days of your purchase.
You can then relax and enjoy your relationship knowing that you are not going to be disadvantaged if you break up in the future.
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