Cohabitation agreements and disputes

Specialists in Cohabitation agreements and disputes

It is important to understand that cohabitees, no matter how long they have been living together, are not afforded the same rights upon the breakdown of a relationship as those who are married. The law does not recognise “common law spouses”. As the law stands, cohabiting couples who want legal protection but don’t want to marry or enter into a civil partnership need to draw up a cohabitation agreement.

The key to ensure your financial affairs are fully protected is to ensure a cohabitation agreement is correctly drafted in order to give full legal effect. Our team of experienced family solicitors can advise you on the merits of a cohabitation agreement.

To hear the answers to  the top ten questions we are asked on divorce, financial settlement, cohabitation and civil partnership, in easy to understand films click here.

What are the benefits of a Cohabitation agreement?

As an unmarried couple, especially without children under 18, a cohabitation agreement has a lot of benefits. You can watch the film below to find out more.

Is there such a thing as a common law marriage?

People often feel they are protected by being in, what they think of as, a ‘common law’ marriage. The reality is very different. You can watch the film below to find out more.

Can you convert a civil partnership into a marriage?

Yes you can. You can watch the film below to find out how.


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Solicitors for Cohabitation agreements and disputes Kent