Tackling sensitive financial issues before living together can avoid or significantly reduce conflict, costs, uncertainty and protracted litigation in the event of a relationship breakdown.
The number of non-married couples living together continues to rise. The Government had planned to legislate to afford such couples more protection but these reforms now look unlikely.
Contrary to popular belief, in law there is no such thing as a “common law spouse”. It is, however, possible to enter into a Cohabitation Agreement which can often give unmarried couples the protection they need. Regardless of when a couple plans to marry or contemplates moving in together, it is important to have the benefit of legal advice before entering into a long-term relationship.
Drafting Cohabitation Agreements and Living Together Agreements is a specialist task. Here at Wansbroughs, our lawyers have experience in drafting and advising on many such agreements and we are highly qualified to guide you through the process.
If you would like to speak with one of our team, we offer initial advice appointments. For more information, please telephone 01380 733300 or 01225 896100.