Recent case law and the uncertainty involved in this outdated area of law demonstrate how important it is for unmarried couples and cohabitants to protect their interests by documenting the terms of asset division in the event of separation. This is known as a Cohabitation Agreement.
Whilst the Cohabitation Agreement can be as detailed as you require, it will typically address ownership of property, how much each partner will contribute whilst living together and how the assets should be divided if the relationship comes to an end.
In the absence of a Cohabitation Agreement and where there is a dispute regarding the division of assets, we can offer you clear and effective legal advice, saving you time, stress and money.
Our family department has a wealth of experience in representing cohabitants and we can assist you from the outset of the negotiations, to arranging Alternative Dispute Resolution such as Mediation and providing representation at Court, where an agreement cannot be reached and it is necessary to apply to the Court for determination.
If you are unmarried and have children, we also have a specialist Children’s department who are here to assist you on a range of matters.