As a cohabiting couple you won’t have the same legal protection or rights as those who are married. It is often thought that if you cohabit for a certain period of time that you automatically become ‘common law husband and wife’ but this is a misconception and no such law exists.
Your property, assets and even children could be at risk if you don’t have a cohabitation agreement. In the event of a relationship breakdown it can be difficult to establish who should receive what.
But there is a solution. You can protect yourself by entering into a cohabitation agreement. This will legally act to protect the interests of you and your partner. To understand further as to how to protect your rights as a cohabiting couple we advise you speak to a legal professional at Tayntons. We are on hand to advise you on how to protect your family and how to make the right financial provisions for your children.
We have received accreditation from the Law Society for Children Law, recognising our proficiency in handling legal matters involving children.
Our Family Department remains open and active at this time. All of our staff are ready and equipped to work remotely. Appointments for existing and new client’s can take place via telephone conference (or in some cases video link.)
We offer a 45-minute consultation at £75.00 plus VAT (£90.00). This is a chance for us to sit with you to discuss the implications of a cohabitation agreement and to see if this is the right choice for you.