If you are planning to move in with your partner, but do not currently have plans to get married, we can help you put a Cohabitation Agreement in place that makes it clear what each of your financial responsibilities are.
Your Cohabitation Agreement can cover a range of issues, including:
- Who pays what share of the rent or mortgage
- Who is responsible for paying which bills
- How you plan on using a shared bank account
- Who is responsible for any debts you incur while living together
Cohabitation Agreements can set out the financial terms of your relationship in a clear and transparent way, potentially preventing these issues from causing problems in the future. If you have personal assets you want to protect, such as investments, property or assets overseas, a Cohabitation Agreement can help you to keep them safe.
The best time to put a Cohabitation Agreement in place is before moving in together, but if you're already living with your partner, you can still set one up - maybe you want to formalise things now you're more settled, or maybe your circumstances have changed and now you want that extra peace of mind.
We're recognised by independent legal guides Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 as one of the country's leading family law firms. Having spent decades representing couples in all aspects of family law - including high net-worth cases that successfully challenged and changed the law - we're ideally placed to help you get the protections you want in your relationship.
We are a national law firm that offers a personal, one-to-one service, giving you all the information you need in a clear and transparent way, without using jargon. If you want further guidance on whether a Cohabitation Agreement could work for you and how we can help, please call us on 0345 604 4911, or contact us online and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.